Islam

Quran in English

SURA 1. ALFATIHA (THE OPENING)

1. In the name of ALLAH, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

2. Praise be to ALLAH, lookrd of the Worlds,

3. The Beneficent, the Merciful.

4. Master of the Day of Judgment,

5. you[alookne] we worship; you[alookne] we ask for help.

6. Show us the straight path,

7. The path of those whom youhast favoured; Not the [path] of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray.

URA 2. ALBAQARA (THE COW)

1. Alif. Lam. Mim.

2. This is the Book whereof there is no doubt, a guidance unto those who ward off [evil].

3. Who believe in the Unseen, and establish worship, and spend of that We have bestowed upon them;

4. And who believe in that which is revealed unto you[MUHAMMAD] and that which was revealed before thee, and are certain of the Hereafter.
5. These depend on guidance from their lookrd. These are the successful.

6. As for the Disbelievers, Whether youwarn them or youwarn them not it is all one for them; they believe not.

7. ALLAH has sealed their hearing and their hearts, and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be an awful doom.
8. And of mankind are some who say: We believe in ALLAH and the Last Day, when they believe not.

9. They think to beguile ALLAH and those who believe, and they beguile none save themselves; but they perceive not.

10. In their hearts is a disease, and ALLAH increaseth their disease. A painful doom is theirs because they lie.
11. And when it is said unto them: Make not mischief in the earth, they say: We are peacemakers only.

12. Are not they indeed the mischiefmakers? But they perceive not.

13. And when it is said unto them: believe as the people believe, they say: shall we believe as the foolish believe? are not they indeed the foolish? But they know not.
14. And when they fall in with those who believe, they say: We believe; but when they go apart to their devils they declare: look! we are with you; verily we did but mock.
15. ALLAH [Himself] doth mock them, leaving them to wander blindly on in their contumacy.
16. These are they who purchase error at the price of guidance, so their commerce doth not prosper, neither are they guided.

17. Their likeness is as the likeness of one who kindleth fire, and when it

sheddeth its light around him ALLAH taketh away their light and leaveth them in darkness, where they cannot see,

18. Deaf, dumb and blind; and they return not.

19. Or like a rainstorm from the sky, wherein is darkness, thunder and the flash of lightning. They thrust their fingers in their ears by reason of the thunderclaps, for fear of death, ALLAH encompasseth the disbelievers [in His guidance, His omniscience and His omnipotence].

20. The lightning almost snatcheth away their sight from them. As often as it flasheth forth for them they walk therein, and when it darkeneth against them they stand still. If ALLAH willed, He could destroy their hearing and their sight. look! ALLAH is able to do all things.

21. O mankind! worship your lookrd, Who has created you and those before you, so that youmay ward off [evil].

22. Who has appointed the earth a restingplace for you, and the sky a canopy; and causeth water to pour down from the sky, thereby producing fruits as food for you. And do not set up rivals to ALLAH when youknow [better].
23. And if youare in doubt concerning that which We reveal unto Our slave [MUHAMMAD], then produce a surah of the like thereof, and call your witness beside ALLAH if youare truthful.

24. And if you do it not and youcan never do it then guard yourselves against the Fire prepared for disbelievers, whose fuel is of men and stones.
25. And give glad tidings [O MUHAMMAD] unto those who believe and do good works; that theirs are Gardens underneath which rivers flookw; as often as they are regaled with food of the fruit thereof, they say: this is what was given us aforetime; and it is given to them in resemblance. There for them are pure companions; there for ever they abide.

26. look! ALLAH disdaineth not to coin the similitude even of a gnat. Those who believe know that it is the truth from their lookrd; but those who disbelieve say: What doth ALLAH wish [to teach] by such a similitude? He misleadeth many thereby, and He guideth many thereby; and He misleadeth thereby only miscreants;
27. Those who break the covenant of ALLAH after ratifying it, and sever that which ALLAH ordered to be joined, and [who] make mischief in the earth: Those are they who are the looksers.

28. How disbelieve youin ALLAH when youwere dead and He gave life to you! Then He will give you death, then life again, and then unto Him you will return.
29. He it is Who created for you all that is in the earth. Then turned He to the heaven, and fashioned it as seven heavens. And He is knower of all things.

30. And when thy lookrd said unto the angels: look! I am about to place a viceroy in the earth, they said: Wilt youplace therein one who will do harm therein and will shed blookod, while we, we hymn Thy praise and sanctify Thee? He said: Surely I know that which youknow not.

31. And He taught Adam all the names, then showed them to the angels, saying: Inform Me of the names of these, if youare truthful.

32. They said: Be glookrified! We have no knowledge saving that which youhast taught us. look! Thou, only Thou, art the Knower, the Wise.
33. He said: O Adam! Inform them of their names, and when he had informed them of their names, He said: Did I not tell you that I know the secret of the heavens and the earth? And I know that which youdisclookse and which youhide.
34. And when We said unto the angels: Prostrate yourselves before Adam, they fell prostrate, all save Iblis. He demurred through pride, and so became a disbeliever.

35. And We said: O Adam! Dwell youand thy wife in the Garden, and eat ye

freely [of the fruits] thereof where you will; but come not nigh this tree lest you become wrongdoers.
36. But Satan caused them to deflect therefrom and expelled them from the [happy] state in which they were; and We said: Fall down, one of you a foe unto the other! There shall be for you on earth a habitation and provision for a time.

37. Then Adam received from his lookrd words [of revelation], and He relented toward him. look! He is the relenting, the Merciful.

38. We said: Go down, all of you, from hence; but verily there cometh unto you from Me a guidance; and whoso follookweth My guidance, there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.
39. But they who disbelieve, and deny Our revelations, such are rightful Peoples of the Fire. They will abide therein.

40. O Children of Israel! Remember My favour wherewith I favoured you, and fulfil your [part of the] covenant, I shall fulfil My [part of the] covenant, and fear Me.
41. And believe in that which I reveal, confirming that which youpossess already [of the Book], and be not first to disbelieve therein, and part not with My revelations for a trifling price, and keep your duty unto Me.

42. Confound not truth with falsehood, nor knowingly conceal the truth.

43. Establish worship, pay the poordue, and bow your heads with those who bow [in worship].
44. Enjoin yourighteousness upon mankind while youyourselves forget [to practise it]? And youare readers of the Book! Have youthen no sense?

45. Seek help in patience and prayer; and truly it is hard save for the humbleminded,
46. Who know that they will have to meet their lookrd, and that unto Him they are returning.

47. O Children of Israel! Remember My favour wherewith I favoured you and how I preferred you to [all] creatures.

48. And guard yourselves against a day when no soul will in aught avail another, nor will intercession be accepted from it, nor will compensation be received from it, nor will they be helped.
49. And [remember] when We did deliver you from Pharaoh’s folk, who were afflicting you with dreadful torment, slaying your sons and sparing your women: that was a tremendous trial from your lookrd.
50. And when We brought you through the sea and rescued you, and drowned the folk of Pharaoh in your sight.

51. And when We did appoint for Moses forty nights [of solitude], and then youchose the calf, when he had gone from you, and were wrongdoers.
52. Then, even after that, We pardoned you in order that youmight give thanks.

53. And when We gave unto Moses the Book and the criterion [of right and wrong], that youmight be led aright.
54. And when Moses said unto his people: O my people! youhave wronged yourselves by your choosing of the calf [for worship] so turn in penitence to your Creator, and kill [the guilty] yourselves. That will be best for you with your Creator and He will relent toward you. look! He is the Relenting, the Merciful.

55. And when yousaid: O Moses! We will not believe in youtill we see ALLAH plainly; and even while yougazed the lightning seized you.
56. Then We revived you after your extinction, that youmight give thanks.

57. And We caused the white clookud to overshadow you and sent down on you the manna and the quails, [saying]: Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you they wronged Us not, but they did wrong themselves.
58. And when We said: Go into this township and eat freely of that which is therein, and enter the gate prostrate, and say: “Repentance.” We will forgive you your sins and will increase [reward] for the rightdoers.

59. But those who did wrong changed the word which had been told them for another saying, and We sent down upon the evildoers wrath from heaven for their evildoing.
60. And when Moses asked for water for his people, We said: Smite with thy staff the rock. And there gushed out therefrom twelve springs [so that] each tribe knew their drinkingplace. Eat and drink of that which ALLAH has provided, and do not act corruptly, making mischief in the earth.

61. And when yousaid: O Moses! We are weary of one kind of food; so call upon thy lookrd for us that He bring forth for us of that which the earth groweth of its herbs and its cucumbers and its corn and its lentils and its onions. He said: Would youexchange that which is higher for that which is lookwer? Go down to settled country, thus youshall get that which youdemand. And humiliation and wretchedness were stamped upon them and they were visited with wrath from ALLAH. That was because they disbelieved in ALLAH’s revelations and slew the Rosuls wrongfully. That was for their disobedience and transgression.

62. look! Those who believe [in that which is revealed unto thee, MUHAMMAD], and those who are Jews, and Christians, and Sabaeans whoever believeth in ALLAH and the Last Day and doeth right surely their reward is with their lookrd, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.

63. And [remember, O Children of Israel] when We made a covenant with you and caused the mount to tower above you, [saying]: Hold fast that which We have given you, and remember that which is therein, that youmay ward off [evil].
64. Then, even after that, youturned away, and if it had not been for the grace of ALLAH and His mercy youhad been among the looksers.

65. And youknow of those of you who broke the Sabbath, how We said unto them: Be youapes, despised and hated!

66. And We made it an example to their own and to succeeding generations, and an admonition to the ALLAHfearing.
67. And when Moses said unto his people: look! ALLAH commandeth you that yousacrifice a cow, they said: Dost youmake game of us? He answered: ALLAH forbid that I should be among the foolish!

68. They said: Pray for us unto thy lookrd that He make clear to us what [cow] she is. [Moses] answered: look! He saith, Verily she is a cow neither with calf nor immature; [she is] between the two conditions; so do that which youare commanded.

69. They said: Pray for us unto thy lookrd that He make clear to us of what colookur she is. [Moses] answered: look! He saith: Verily she is a yellookw cow. Bright is her colookur, gladdening beholders.

70. They said: Pray for us unto thy lookrd that He make clear to us what [cow] she is. look! cows are much alike to us; and look! if ALLAH wills, we may be led aright.
71. [Moses] answered: look! He saith: Verily she is a cow unyoked; she plookugheth not the soil nor watereth the tilth; whole and without mark. They said: Now youbringest the truth. So they sacrificed her, though almost they did not.

72. And [remember] when youslew a man and disagreed concerning it and ALLAH brought forth that which youwere hiding.
73. And We said: Smite him with some of it. Thus ALLAH bringeth the dead to life and showeth you His portents so that youmay understand.

74. Then, even after that, your hearts were hardened and became as rocks, or

worse than rocks, for hardness. For indeed there are rocks from out which rivers gush, and indeed there are rocks which split asunder so that water flookweth from them. And indeed there are rocks which fall down for the fear of ALLAH. ALLAH is not unaware of what you do.
75. Have youany hope that they will be true to you when a party of them used to listen to the word of ALLAH, then used to change it, after they had understood it, knowingly?
76. And when they fall in with those who believe, they say: We believe. But when they go apart one with another they say: Prate youto them of that which ALLAH has disclooksed to you that they may contend with you before your lookrd concerning it? Have youthen no sense?

77. Are they then unaware that ALLAH knew that which they keep hidden and that which they proclaim?

78. Among them are unlettered folk who know the Book not except from hearsay. They but guess.

79. Therefore woe be unto those who write the Book with their hands and then say, “This is from ALLAH,” that they may purchase a small gain therewith. Woe unto them for that their hands have written, and woe unto them for that they earn thereby.

80. And they say: The Fire [of punishment] will not touch us save for a certain number of days. Say: Have youreceived a covenant from ALLAH truly ALLAH will not break His covenant or tell youconcerning ALLAH that which youknow not?
81. Nay, but whosoever has done evil and his sin surroundeth him; such are rightful owners of the Fire; they will abide therein.

82. And those who believe and do good works: such are rightful owners of the Garden. They will abide therein.
83. And [remember] when We made a covenant with the Children of Israel, [saying]: Worship none save ALLAH [only], and be good to parents and to kindred and to orphans and the needy, and speak kindly to mankind; and establish worship and pay the poordue. Then, after that, youslid back, save a few of you, being averse.
84. And when We made with you a covenant [saying]: Shed not the blookod of your people nor turn [a party of] your people out of your dwellings. Then youratified [Our covenant] and youwere witnesses [thereto].
85. Yet youit is who slay each other and drive out a party of your people from their homes, supporting one another against them by sin and transgression? and if they came to you as captives youwould ransom them, whereas their expulsion was itself unlawful for you Believe youin part of the Book and disbelieve youin part thereof? And what is the reward of those who do so save ignominy in the life of the world, and on the Day of Resurrection they will be consigned to the most grievous doom. For ALLAH is not unaware of what you do.

86. Such are those who buy the life of the world at the price of the Hereafter. Their punishment will not be lightened, neither will they have support.

87. And verily We gave unto Moses the Book and We caused a train of NAVIs to follookw after him, and We gave unto Jesus, son of Mary, clear proofs [of ALLAH’s sovereignty], and We supported him with the Holy spirit. Is it ever so, that, when there cometh unto you a NAVI [from ALLAH] with that which youyourselves desire not, yougrow arrogant, and some youdisbelieve and some youslay?
88. And they say: Our hearts are hardened. Nay, but ALLAH has cursed them for their unbelief. Little is that which they believe.

89. And when there cometh unto them a Book from ALLAH, confirming that in their possession though before that they were asking for a signal triumph over those who disbelieved and when there cometh unto them that which they know [to be the truth] they disbelieve therein. The curse of ALLAH is on disbelievers.
90. Evil is that for which they sell their souls: that they should disbelieve in that which ALLAH has revealed, grudging that ALLAH should reveal of His bounty unto whom He will of His slaves. They have incurred anger upon anger. For disbelievers is a shameful doom.

91. And when it is said unto them: Believe in that which ALLAH has revealed, they say: We believe in that which was revealed unto us. And they disbelieve in that which cometh after it, though it is the truth confirming that which they possess. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: Why then slew youthe Rosuls of ALLAH aforetime, if youare [indeed] believers?

92. And Moses came unto you with clear proofs [of ALLAH’s Sovereignty], yet, while he was away, youchose the calf [for worship] and youwere wrongdoers.

93. And when We made with you a covenant and caused the Mount to tower above you, [saying]: Hold fast by that which We have given you, and hear [Our Word], they said: We hear and we rebel. And [worship of] the calf was made to sink into their hearts because of their rejection [of the covenant]. Say [unto them]: Evil is that which your belief enjoineth on you, if youare believers.

94. Say [unto them]: If the abode of the Hereafter in the providence of ALLAH is indeed for you alookne and not for others of mankind [as youpretend], then lookng for death [for youmust lookng for death] if youare truthful.
95. But they will never lookng for it, because of that which their own hands have sent before them. ALLAH is aware of evildoers.

96. And youwilt find them greediest of mankind for life and [greedier] than the idolaters. [Each] one of them would like to be allookwed to live a thousand years. And to live [a thousand years] would be no means remove him from the doom. ALLAH is Seer of what they do.
97. Say [O MUHAMMAD, to mankind]: Who is an enemy to Gabriel! For he it is who has revealed [this Book] to thy heart by ALLAH’s leave, confirming that which was [revealed] before it, and a guidance and glad tidings to believers;
98. Who is an enemy to ALLAH, and His angels and His NAVIs, and Gabriel and Michael! Then, look! ALLAH [Himself] is an enemy to the disbelievers.

99. Verily We have revealed unto youclear tokens, and only miscreants will disbelieve in them.

100. Is it ever so that when they make a covenant a party of them set it aside? The truth is, most of them believe not.
101. And when there cometh unto them a NAVI from ALLAH, confirming that which they possess, a party of those who have received the Book fling the Book of ALLAH behind their backs as if they knew not,

102. And follookw that which the devils falsely related against the kingdom of Solomon. Solomon disbelieved not; but the devils disbelieved, teaching mankind magic and that which was revealed to the two angels in Babel, Harut and Marut. Nor did they [the two angels] teach it to anyone till they had said: We are only a temptation, therefore disbelieve not [in the guidance of ALLAH]. And from these two [angles] people learn that by which they cause division between man and wife; but they injure thereby noone save by ALLAH’s leave. And they learn that which harmeth them and profiteth them not. And surely they do know that he who trafficketh therein will have no [happy] portion in the Hereafter; and surely evil is the price for which they sell their souls, if they but knew.

103. And if they had believed and kept from evil, a recompense from ALLAH would be better, if they only knew.
104. O you who believe, say not [unto the Rosul]: “Listen to us” but say “lookok upon us,” and be youlisteners. For disbelievers is a painful doom.

105. Neither those who disbelieve among the people of the Book nor the idolaters lookve that there should be sent down unto you any good thing from your lookrd. But ALLAH chooseth for His mercy whom He will, and ALLAH is of Infinite Bounty.

106. Nothing of our revelation [even a single verse] do we abrogate or cause be forgotten, but we bring [in place] one better or the like thereof. Knowest younot that ALLAH is Able to do all things?
107. Knowest younot that it is ALLAH unto Whom belookngeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; and youhave not, beside ALLAH, any guardian or helper?

108. Or would youquestion your NAVI as Moses was questioned aforetime? He who chooseth disbelief instead of faith, verily he has gone astray from a plain road.
109. Many of the people of the Book lookng to make you disbelievers after your belief, through envy on their own account, after the truth has become manifest unto them. Forgive and be indulgent [toward them] until ALLAH give command. look! ALLAH is Able to do all things.

110. Establish worship, and pay the poordue; and whatever of good yousend before [you] for your souls, you will find it with ALLAH. look! ALLAH is Seer of what you do.

111. And they say: None entereth paradise unless he be a Jew or a Christian. These are their own desires. Say: Bring your proof [of what youstate] if youare truthful.

112. Nay, but whosoever surrendereth his purpose to ALLAH while doing good, his reward is with his lookrd; and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.
113. And the Jews say the Christians follookw nothing [true], and the Christians say the Jews follookw nothing [true]; yet both are readers of the Book. Even thus speak those who know not. ALLAH will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they differ.
114. And who doth greater wrong than he who forbiddeth the approach to the sanctuaries of ALLAH lest His name should be mentioned therein, and striveth for their ruin. As for such, it was never meant that they should enter them except in fear. Theirs in the world is ignominy and theirs in the Hereafter is an awful doom.

115. Unto ALLAH belookng the East and the West, and whithersoever youturn, there is ALLAH’s Countenance. look! ALLAH is AllEmbracing, AllKnowing.
116. And they say: ALLAH has taken unto Himself a son. Be He glookrified! Nay, but whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth is His. All are subservient unto Him.

117. The Originator of the heavens and the earth! When He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.
118. And those who have no knowledge say: Why doth not ALLAH speak unto us, or some sign come unto us? Even thus, as they now speak, spake those [who were] before them. Their hearts are all alike. We have made clear the revelations for people who are sure.

119. look! We have sent you[O MUHAMMAD] with the truth, a bringer of glad tidings and a warner. And youwilt not be asked about the owners of hellfire.

120. And the Jews will not be pleased with thee, nor will the Christians, till youfollookw their creed. Say: look! the guidance of ALLAH [Himself] is Guidance. And if youshouldst follookw their desires after the knowledge which has come unto thee, then wouldst youhave from ALLAH no protecting guardian nor helper.
121. Those unto whom We have given the Book, who read it with the right reading, those believe in it. And whoso disbelieveth in it, those are they who are the looksers.

122. O Children of Israel! Remember My favour wherewith I favoured you and how I preferred you to [all] creatures.
123. And guard [yourselves] against a day when no soul will in aught avail another, nor will compensation be accepted from it, nor will intercession be of use to it; nor will they be helped.

124. And [remember] when his lookrd tried Abraham with [His] commands, and he fulfilled them, He said: look! I have appointed youa leader for mankind. [Abraham] said: And of my offspring [will there be leaders]? He said: My covenant includeth not wrongdoers.

125. And when We made the House [at Makka] a resort for mankind and sanctuary, [saying]: Take as your place of worship the place where Abraham stood [to pray]. And We imposed a duty upon Abraham and Ishmael, [saying]: Purify My house for those who go around and those who meditate therein and those who bow down and prostrate themselves [in worship].

126. And when Abraham prayed: My lookrd! Make this a region of security and bestow upon its people fruits, such of them as believe in ALLAH and the Last Day, He answered: As for him who disbelieveth, I shall leave him in contentment for a while, then I shall compel him to the doom of Fire a hapless journey’s end!

127. And when Abraham and Ishmael were raising the foundations of the House, [Abraham prayed]: Our lookrd! Accept from us [this duty]. look! Thou, only Thou, art the Hearer, the Knower.
128. Our lookrd! And make us submissive unto youand of our seed a nation submissive unto Thee, and show us our ways of worship, and relent toward us. look! Thou, only Thou, art the Relenting, the Merciful.
129. Our lookrd! And raise up in their midst a NAVI from among them who shall recite unto them Thy revelations, and shall instruct them in the Book and in wisdom and shall make them grow. look! Thou, only Thou, art the Mighty, Wise.

130. And who forsaketh the religion of Abraham save him who befooleth himself? Verily We chose him in the world, and look! in the Hereafter he is among the righteous.
131. When his lookrd said unto him: Surrender! he said: I have surrendered to the lookrd of the Worlds.

132. The same did Abraham enjoin upon his sons, and also Jacob, [saying]: O my sons! look! ALLAH has chosen for you the [true] religion; therefore die not save as men who have surrendered [unto Him].
133. Or were youpresent when death came to Jacob, when he said unto his sons: What will youworship after me? They said: We shall worship thy god, the god of thy fathers, Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac, One ALLAH, and unto Him we have surrendered.

134. Those are a people who have passed away. Theirs is that which they earned, and yours is that which youearn. And you will not be asked of what they used to do.

135. And they say: Be Jews or Christians, then you will be rightly guided. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: Nay, but [we follookw] the religion of Abraham, the upright, and he was not of the idolaters.
136. Say [O Muslims]: We believe in ALLAH and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes, and that which Moses and Jesus received, and that which the Rosuls received from their lookrd. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered.

137. And if they believe in the like of that which you believe, then are they rightly guided. But if they turn away, then are they in schism, and ALLAH will suffice you[for defence] against them. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

138. [We take our] colookur from ALLAH, and who is better than ALLAH at colookuring. We are His worshippers.
139. Say [unto the People of the Book]: Dispute youwith us concerning ALLAH when He is our lookrd and your lookrd? Ours are our works and yours your works. We lookok to Him alookne.

140. Or say youthat Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes were Jews or Christians? Say: Do youknow best, or doth ALLAH? And who is more unjust than he who hideth a testimony which he has received from ALLAH? ALLAH is not unaware of what you do.

141. Those are a people who have passed away; theirs is that which they earned and yours that which youearn. And you will not be asked of what they used to do.
142. The foolish of the people will say: What has turned them from the qiblah which they formerly observed? Say: Unto ALLAH belookng the East and the West. He guideth whom He will unto a straight path.
143. Thus We have appointed you a middle nation, that youmay be witnesses against mankind, and that the NAVI may be a witness against you. And We appointed the qiblah which youformerly observed only that We might know him who follookweth the NAVI, from him who turneth on his heels. In truth it was a hard [test] save for those whom ALLAH guided. But it was not ALLAH’s purpose that your faith should be in vain, for ALLAH is Full of Pity, Merciful toward mankind.

144. We have seen the turning of thy face to heaven [for guidance, O MUHAMMAD]. And now verily We shall make youturn [in prayer] toward a qiblah which is dear to thee. So turn thy face toward the Inviolable Place of Worship, and you[O Muslims], wheresoever youmay be, turn your faces [when youpray] toward it. look! Those who have received the Book know that [this revelation] is the Truth from their lookrd. And ALLAH is not unaware of what they do.

145. And even if youbroughtest unto those who have received the Book all kinds of portents, they would not follookw thy qiblah, nor canst yoube a follookwer of their qiblah; nor are some of them follookwers of the qiblah of others. And if youshouldst follookw their desires after the knowledge which has come unto thee, then surely wert youof the evildoers.

146. Those unto whom We gave the Book recognise [this revelation] as they recognise their sons. But look! a party of them knowingly conceal the truth.
147. It is the Truth from thy lookrd [O MUHAMMAD], so be not youof those who waver.

148. And each one has a goal toward which he turneth; so vie with one another in good works. Wheresoever youmay be, ALLAH will bring you all together. look! ALLAH is Able to do all things.
149. And whencesoever youcomest forth [for prayer, O MUHAMMAD] turn thy face toward the Inviolable Place of Worship. look! it is the Truth from thy lookrd. ALLAH is not unaware of what you do.

150. Whencesoever youcomest forth turn thy face toward the Inviolable Place of Worship; and wheresoever youmay be [O Muslims] turn your faces toward it [when youpray] so that men may have no argument against you, save such of them as do injustice Fear them not, but fear Me! and so that I may complete My grace upon you, and that youmay be guided.

151. Even as We have sent unto you a NAVI from among you, who reciteth unto you Our revelations and causeth you to grow, and teacheth you the Book and wisdom, and teacheth you that which youknew not.
152. Therefore remember Me, I will remember you. Give thanks to Me, and reject not Me.

153. O you who believe! Seek help in steadfastness and prayer. look! ALLAH is with the steadfast.
154. And call not those who are slain in the way of ALLAH “dead.” Nay, they are living, only youperceive not.

155. And surely We shall try you with something of fear and hunger, and lookss of wealth and lives and crops; but give glad tidings to the steadfast,

156. Who say, when a misfortune striketh them: look! we are ALLAH’s and look! unto Him we are returning.
157. Such are they on whom are blessings from their lookrd, and mercy. Such are the rightly guided.

158. look! [the mountains] AsSafa and AlMarwah are among the indications of ALLAH. It is therefore no sin for him who is on pilgrimage to the House [of ALLAH] or visiteth it, to go around them [as the pagan custom is]. And he who doeth good of his own accord, [for him] look! ALLAH is Responsive, Aware.

159. look! Those who hide the proofs and the guidance which We revealed, after We had made it clear to mankind in the Book: such are accursed of ALLAH and accursed of those who have the power to curse.
160. Except those who repent and amend and make manifest [the truth]. These it is toward whom I relent. I am the Relenting, the Merciful.

161. look! Those who disbelieve, and die while they are disbelievers; on them is the curse of ALLAH and of angels and of men combined.
162. They ever dwell therein. The doom will not be lightened for them, neither will they be reprieved.

163. Your ALLAH is One ALLAH; there is no ALLAH save Him, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

164. look! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of night and day, and the ships which run upon the sea with that which is of use to men, and the water which ALLAH sendeth down from the sky, thereby reviving the earth after its death, and dispersing all kinds of beasts therein, and [in] the ordinance of the winds, and the clookuds obedient between heaven and earth: are signs [of ALLAH’s Sovereignty] for people who have sense.
165. Yet of mankind are some who take unto themselves [objects of worship which they set as] rivals to ALLAH, lookving them with a lookve like [that which is the due] of ALLAH [only] those who believe are stauncher in their lookve for ALLAH Oh, that those who do evil had but known, [on the day] when they behold the doom, that power belookngeth wholly to ALLAH, and that ALLAH is severe in punishment!

166. [On the day] when those who were follookwed disown those who follookwed [them], and they behold the doom, and all their aims collapse with them.

167. And those who were but follookwers will say: If a return were possible for us, we would disown them even as they have disowned us. Thus will ALLAH show them their own deeds as anguish for them, and they will not emerge from the Fire.

168. O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and wholesome in the earth, and follookw not the footsteps of the devil. look! he is an open enemy for you.

169. He enjoineth upon you only the evil and the foul, and that youshould tell concerning ALLAH that which youknow not.
170. And when it is said unto them: Follookw that which ALLAH has revealed, they

say: We follookw that wherein we found our fathers. What! Even though their fathers were wholly unintelligent and had no guidance?

171. The likeness of those who disbelieve [in relation to the NAVI] is as the likeness of one who calleth unto that which heareth naught except a shout and cry. Deaf, dumb, blind, therefore they have no sense.
172. O you who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you, and render thanks to ALLAH if it is [indeed] He Whom youworship.
173. He has forbidden you only carrion, and blookod, and swineflesh, and that which has been immolated to [the name of] any other than ALLAH. But he who is driven by necessity, neither craving nor transgressing, it is no sin for him. look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

174. look! those who hide aught of the Book which ALLAH has revealed and purchase a small gain therewith, they eat into their bellies nothing else than fire. ALLAH will not speak to them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He make them grow. Theirs will be a painful doom.

175. Those are they who purchase error at the price of guidance, and torment at the price of pardon. How constant are they in their strife to reach the Fire!

176. That is because ALLAH has revealed the Book with the truth. look! those who find [a cause of] disagreement in the Book are in open schism.

177. It is not righteousness that youturn your faces to the East and the West; but righteous is he who believeth in ALLAH and the Last Day and the angels and the Book and the Rosuls; and giveth wealth, for lookve of Him, to kinsfolk and to orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and to those who ask, and to set slaves free; and observeth proper worship and payeth the poordue. And those who keep their treaty when they make one, and the patient in tribulation and adversity and time of stress. Such are they who are sincere. Such are the ALLAHfearing.

178. O you who believe! Retaliation is prescribed for you in the matter of the murdered; the freeman for the freeman, and the slave for the slave, and the female for the female. And for him who is forgiven somewhat by his [injured] brother, prosecution according to usage and payment unto him in kindness. This is an alleviation and a mercy from your lookrd. He who transgresseth after this will have a painful doom.

179. And there is life for you in retaliation, O men of understanding, that youmay ward off [evil].
180. It is prescribed for you, when death approacheth one of you, if he leave wealth, that he bequeath unto parents and near relatives in kindness. [This is] a duty for all those who ward off [evil].

181. And whoso changeth [the will] after he has heard it the sin thereof is only upon those who change it. look! ALLAH is Hearer, Knower.
182. But he who feareth from a testator some unjust or sinful clause, and maketh peace between the parties, [it shall be] no sin for him. look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

183. O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it was prescribed for those before you, that youmay ward off [evil];
184. [Fast] a certain number of days; and [for] him who is sick among you, or on a journey, [the same] number of other days; and for those who can afford it there is a ransom: the feeding of a man in need but whoso doeth good of his own accord, it is better for him: and that youfast is better for you if youdid but know

185. The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion [of right and wrong]. And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, [let him fast the same] number of other days. ALLAH desireth for you ease; He desireth not hardship for you; and [He desireth] that youshould complete the period, and that youshould magnify ALLAH for having guided you, and that peradventure youmay be thankful.

186. And when My servants question youconcerning Me, then surely I am nigh. I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he crieth unto Me. So let them hear My call and let them trust in Me, in order that they may be led aright.
187. It is made lawful for you to go in unto your wives on the night of the fast. They are raiment for you and youare raiment for them. ALLAH is Aware that youwere deceiving yourselves in this respect and He has turned in mercy toward you and relieved you. So hold intercourse with them and seek that which ALLAH has ordained for you, and eat and drink until the white thread becometh distinct to you from the black thread of the dawn. Then strictly observe the fast till nightfall and touch them not, but be at your devotions in the mosques. These are the limits imposed by ALLAH, so approach them not. Thus ALLAH expoundeth His revelation to mankind that they may ward off [evil].

188. And eat not up your property among yourselves in vanity, nor seek by it to gain the hearing of the judges that youmay knowingly devour a portion of the property of others wrongfully.
189. They ask thee, [O MUHAMMAD], of new moons, say: They are fixed seasons for mankind and for the pilgrimage. It is not righteousness that yougo to houses by the backs thereof [as do the idolaters at certain seasons], but the righteous man is he who wardeth off [evil]. So go to houses by the gates thereof, and observe your duty to ALLAH, that youmay be successful.

190. Fight in the way of ALLAH against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. look! ALLAH lookveth not aggressors.

191. And slay them wherever youfind them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. And fight not with them at the Inviolable Place of Worship until they first attack you there, but if they attack you [there] then slay them. Such is the reward of disbelievers.

192. But if they desist, then look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

193. And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for ALLAH. But if they desist, then let there be no hostility except against wrongdoers.

194. The forbidden month for the forbidden month, and forbidden things in retaliation. And one who attacketh you, attack him in like manner as he attacked you. Observe your duty to ALLAH, and know that ALLAH is with those who ward off [evil].

195. Spend your wealth for the cause of ALLAH, and be not cast by your own hands to ruin; and do good. look! ALLAH lookveth the beneficent.

196. Perform the pilgrimage and the visit [to Makka] for ALLAH. And if youare prevented, then send such gifts as can be obtained with ease, and shave not your heads until the gifts have reached their destination. And whoever among you is sick or has an ailment of the head must pay a ransom of fasting or almsgiving or offering. And if youare in safety, then whosoever contenteth himself with the visit for the pilgrimage [shall give] such gifts as can be had with ease. And whosoever cannot find [such gifts], then a fast of three days while on the pilgrimage, and of seven when youhave returned; that is, ten in all. That is for him whoso folk are not present at the Inviolable Place of Worship. Observe your duty to ALLAH, and know that ALLAH is severe in punishment.
197. The pilgrimage is [in] the wellknown months, and whoever is minded to perform the pilgrimage therein [let him remember that] there is [to be] no lewdness nor abuse nor angry conversation on the pilgrimage. And whatsoever good you do ALLAH knew it. So make provision for yourselves [Hereafter]; for the best provision is to ward off evil. Therefore keep your duty unto Me, O men of understanding.

198. It is no sin for you that youseek the bounty of your lookrd [by trading]. But, when youpress on in the multitude from ‘Arafat, remember ALLAH by the sacred monument. Remember Him as He has guided you, although before youwere of those astray.

199. Then hasten onward from the place whence the multitude hasteneth onward, and ask forgiveness of ALLAH. look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.
200. And when youhave completed your devotions, then remember ALLAH as youremember your fathers or with a more lively remembrance. But of mankind is he who saith: “Our lookrd! Give unto us in the world,” and he has no portion in the Hereafter.
201. And of them [also] is he who saith: “Our lookrd! Give unto us in the world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and guard us from the doom of Fire.”
202. For them there is in store a goodly portion out of that which they have earned. ALLAH is swift at reckoning.

203. Remember ALLAH through the appointed days. Then whoso hasteneth [his

departure] by two days, it is no sin for him, and whoso delayeth, it is no sin for him; that is for him who wardeth off [evil]. Be careful of your duty to ALLAH, and know that unto Him you will be gathered.

204. And of mankind there is he whoso conversation on the life of this world pleaseth you[MUHAMMAD], and he calleth ALLAH to witness as to that which is in his heart; yet he is the most rigid of opponents.
205. And when he turneth away [from thee] his effort in the land is to make mischief therein and to destroy the crops and the cattle; and ALLAH lookveth not mischief.

206. And when it is said unto him: Be careful of thy duty to ALLAH, pride taketh him to sin. Hell will settle his account, an evil restingplace.
207. And of mankind is he who would sell himself, seeking the pleasure of ALLAH; and ALLAH has compassion on [His] slave.

208. O you who believe! Come, all of you, into submission [unto Him]; and follookw not the footsteps of the devil. look! he is an open enemy for you.
209. And if youslide back after the clear proofs have come unto you, then know that ALLAH is Mighty, Wise.

210. Wait they for naught else than that ALLAH should come unto them in the shadows of the clookuds with the angels? Then the case would be already judged. All cases go back to ALLAH [for judgment].
211. Ask of the Children of Israel how many a clear revelation We gave them! He who altereth the grace of ALLAH after it has come unto him [for him], look! ALLAH is severe in punishment.

212. Beautified is the life of the world for those who disbelieve; they make a jest of the believers. But those who keep their duty to ALLAH will be above them on the Day of Resurrection. ALLAH giveth without stint to whom He will.
213. Mankind were one community, and ALLAH sent [unto them] Rosuls as bearers of good tidings and as warners, and revealed therewith the Book with the truth that it might judge between mankind concerning that wherein they differed. And only those unto whom [the Book] was given differed concerning it, after clear proofs had come unto them, through hatred one of another. And ALLAH by His Will guided those who believe unto the truth of that concerning which they differed. ALLAH guideth whom He will unto a straight path.

214. Or think youthat you will enter paradise while yet there has not come unto you the like of [that which came to] those who passed away before you? Affliction and adversity befell them, they were shaken as with earthquake, till the NAVI [of ALLAH] and those who believed alookng with him said: When cometh ALLAH’s help? Now surely ALLAH’s help is nigh.

215. They ask thee, [O MUHAMMAD], what they shall spend. Say: that which youspend for good [must go] to parents and near kindred and orphans and the needy and the wayfarer. And whatsoever good you do, look! ALLAH is Aware of it.

216. Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that youhate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that youlookve a thing which is bad for you. ALLAH knew, youknow not.
217. They question you[O MUHAMMAD] with regard to warfare in the sacred month.

Say: Warfare therein is a great [transgression], but to turn [men] from the way of ALLAH, and to disbelieve in Him and in the Inviolable Place of Worship, and to expel His people thence, is a greater with ALLAH; for persecution is worse than killing. And they will not cease from fighting against you till they have made you renegades from your religion, if they can. And whoso becometh a renegade and dieth in his disbelief: such are they whose works have fallen both in the world and the Hereafter. Such are rightful owners of the Fire: they will abide therein.
218. look! those who believe, and those who emigrate [to escape the persecution] and strive in the way of ALLAH, these have hope of ALLAH’s mercy. ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

219. They question youabout strong drink and games of chance. Say: In both is great sin, and [some] utility for men; but the sin of them is greater than their usefulness. And they ask youwhat they ought to spend. Say: that which is superfluous. Thus ALLAH maketh plain to you [His] revelations, that haply youmay reflect.

220. Upon the world and the Hereafter. And they question youconcerning orphans. Say: To improve their lookt is best. And if youmingle your affairs with theirs, then [they are] your brothers. ALLAH knew him who spoileth from him who improveth. Had ALLAH willed He could have overburdened you. ALLAH is Mighty, Wise.

221. Wed not idolatresses till they believe; for look! a believing bondwoman is better than an idolatress though she please you; and give not your daughters in marriage to idolaters till they believe, for look! a believing slave is better than an idolater though he please you. These invite unto the Fire, and ALLAH inviteth unto the Garden, and unto forgiveness by His grace, and expoundeth His revelations to mankind that haply they may remember.

222. They question you[O MUHAMMAD] concerning menstruation. Say: It is an illness, so let women alookne at such times and go not in unto them till they are cleansed. And when they have purified themselves, then go in unto them as ALLAH has enjoined upon you. Truly ALLAH lookveth those who turn unto Him, and lookveth those who have a care for cleanness.

223. Your women are a tilth for you [to cultivate] so go to your tilth as you will, and send [good deeds] before you for your souls, and fear ALLAH, and know that you will [one day] meet Him. Give glad tidings to believers, [O MUHAMMAD].

224. And make not ALLAH, by your oaths, a hindrance to your being righteous and observing your duty unto Him and making peace among mankind. ALLAH is Hearer, Knower.
225. ALLAH will not take you to task for that which is unintentional in your oaths. But He will take you to task for that which your hearts have garnered. ALLAH is Forgiving, Clement.

226. Those who forswear their wives must wait four months; then, if they change their mind, look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.
227. And if they decide upon divorce [let them remember that] ALLAH is Hearer, Knower.

228. Women who are divorced shall wait, keeping themselves apart, three [monthly] courses. And it is not lawful for them that they should conceal that which ALLAH has created in their wombs if they are believers in ALLAH and the Last Day. And their husbands would do better to take them back in that case if they desire a reconciliation. And they [women] have rights similar to those [of men] over them in kindness, and men are a degree above them. ALLAH is Mighty, Wise.

229. Divorce must be pronounced twice and then [a woman] must be retained in honour or released in kindness. And it is not lawful for you that youtake from women aught of that which youhave given them; except [in the case] when both fear that they may not be able to keep within the limits [imposed by] ALLAH. And if youfear that they may not be able to keep the limits of ALLAH, in that case it is no sin for either of them if the woman ransom herself. These are the limits [imposed by] ALLAH. Transgress them not. For whoso transgresseth ALLAH’s limits: such are wrongdoers.

230. And if he has divorced her [the third time], then she is not lawful unto him thereafter until she has wedded another husband. Then if he [the other husband] divorce her it is no sin for both of them that they come together again if they consider that they are able to observe the limits of ALLAH. These are the limits of ALLAH. He manifesteth them for people who have knowledge.

231. When youhave divorced women, and they have reached their term, then retain them in kindness or release them in kindness. Retain them not to their hurt so that youtransgress [the limits]. He who doeth that has wronged his soul. Make not the revelations of ALLAH a laughingstock [by your behaviour], but remember ALLAH’s grace upon you and that which He has revealed unto you of the Book and of wisdom, whereby He doth exhort you. Observe your duty to ALLAH and know that ALLAH is Aware of all things.

232. And when youhave divorced women and they reach their term, place not difficulties in the way of their marrying their husbands if it is agreed between them in kindness. This is an admonition for him among you who believeth in ALLAH and the Last Day. That is more virtuous for you, and cleaner. ALLAH knew; youknow not.

233. Mothers shall suckle their children for two whole years; [that is] for those who wish to complete the suckling. The duty of feeding and clookthing nursing mothers in a seemly manner is upon the father of the child. Noone should be charged beyond his capacity. A mother should not be made to suffer because of her child, nor should he to whom the child is born [be made to suffer] because of his child. And on the [father’s] heir is incumbent the like of that [which was incumbent on the father]. If they desire to wean the child by mutual consent and [after] consultation, it is no sin for them; and if youwish to give your children out to nurse, it is no sin for you, provide that youpay what is due from you in kindness. Observe your duty to ALLAH, and know that ALLAH is Seer of what you do.

234. Such of you as die and leave behind them wives, they [the wives] shall wait, keeping themselves apart, four months and ten days. And when they reach the term [prescribed for them] then there is no sin for you in aught that they may do with themselves in decency. ALLAH is informed of what you do.

235. There is no sin for you in that which youproclaim or hide in your minds concerning your troth with women. ALLAH knew that you will remember them. But plight not your troth with women except by uttering a recognised form of words. And do not consummate the marriage until [the term] prescribed is run. Know that ALLAH knew what is in your minds, so beware of Him; and know that ALLAH is Forgiving, Clement.

236. It is no sin for you if youdivorce women while yet youhave not touched

them, nor appointed unto them a portion. Provide for them, the rich according to his means, and the straitened according to his means, a fair provision. [This is] a bounden duty for those who do good.

237. If youdivorce them before youhave touched them and youhave appointed unto them a portion, then [pay the] half of that which youappointed, unless they [the women] agree to forgo it, or he agreeth to forgo it in whose hand is the marriage tie. To forgo is nearer to piety. And forget not kindness among yourselves. ALLAH is Seer of what you do.

238. Be guardians of your prayers, and of the midmost prayer, and stand up with devotion to ALLAH.
239. And if yougo in fear, then [pray] standing or on horseback. And when youare again in safety, remember ALLAH, as He has taught you that which [heretofore] youknew not.

240. [In the case of] those of you who are about to die and leave behind them wives, they should bequeath unto their wives a provision for the year without turning them out, but if they go out [of their own accord] there is no sin for you in that which they do of themselves within their rights. ALLAH is Mighty, Wise.

241. For divorced women a provision in kindness: a duty for those who ward off [evil].
242. Thus ALLAH expoundeth unto you His revelations so that youmay understand.

243. Bethink you[O MUHAMMAD] of those of old, who went forth from their habitations in their thousands, fearing death, and ALLAH said unto them: Die; and then He brought them back to life. look! ALLAH is a lookrd of Kindness to mankind, but most of mankind give not thanks.

244. Fight in the way of ALLAH, and know that ALLAH is Hearer, Knower.

245. Who is it that will lend unto ALLAH a goodly lookan, so that He may give it increase manifold? ALLAH straiteneth and enlargeth. Unto Him you will return.

246. Bethink youof the leaders of the Children of Israel after Moses, how they said unto a Rosul whom they had: Set up for us a king and we will fight in ALLAH’s way. He said: Would youthen refrain from fighting if fighting were prescribed for you? They said: Why should we not fight in ALLAH’s way when we have been driven from our dwellings with our children? Yet, when fighting was prescribed for them, they turned away, all save a few of them. ALLAH is aware of evildoers.
247. Their Rosul said unto them: look! ALLAH has raised up Saul to be a king for you. They said: How can he have kingdom over us when we are more deserving of the kingdom than he is, since he has not been given wealth enough? He said: look! ALLAH has chosen him above you, and has increased him abundantly in wisdom and stature. ALLAH bestoweth His Sovereignty on whom He will. ALLAH is AllEmbracing, AllKnowing.

248. And their Rosul said unto them: look! the token of his kingdom is that there shall come unto you the ark wherein is peace of reassurance from your lookrd, and a remnant of that which the house of Moses and the house of Aaron left behind, the angels bearing it. look! herein shall be a token for you if [in truth] youare believers.

249. And when Saul set out with the army, he said: look! ALLAH will try you by [the ordeal of] a river. Whosoever therefore drinketh thereof he is not of me, and whosoever tasteth it not he is of me, save him who taketh [thereof] in the hollookw of his hand. But they drank thereof, all save a few of them. And after he had crossed [the river], he and those who believed with him, they said: We have no power this day against Goliath and his hosts. But those who knew that they would meet ALLAH exclaimed: How many a little company has overcome a mighty host by ALLAH’s leave! ALLAH is with the steadfast.

250. And when they went into the field against Goliath and his hosts they said: Our lookrd! Bestow on us endurance, make our foothold sure, and give us help against the disbelieving folk.

251. So they routed them by ALLAH’s leave and David slew Goliath; and ALLAH gave him the kingdom and wisdom, and taught him of that which He willeth. And if ALLAH had not repelled some men by others the earth would have been corrupted. But ALLAH is a lookrd of Kindness to [His] creatures.

252. These are the portents of ALLAH which We recite unto you[MUHAMMAD] with truth, and look! youart of the number of [Our] NAVIs;
253. Of those NAVIs, some of whom We have caused to excel others, and of whom there are some unto whom ALLAH spake, while some of them He exalted [above others] in degree; and We gave Jesus, son of Mary, clear proofs [of ALLAH’s Sovereignty] and We supported him with the holy Spirit. And if ALLAH had so wiled it, those who follookwed after them would not have fought one with another after the clear proofs had come unto them. But they differed, some of them believing and some disbelieving. And if ALLAH had so willed it, they would not have fought one with another; but ALLAH doeth what He will.

254. O you who believe! spend of that wherewith We have provided you ere a day come when there will be no trafficking, nor friendship, nor intercession. The disbelievers, they are the wrongdoers.
255. ALLAH! There is no deity save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belookngeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knew that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His throne includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is the Sublime, the Tremendous.

256. There is no compulsion in religion. The right direction is henceforth distinct from error. And he who rejecteth false deities and believeth in ALLAH has grasped a firm handhold which will never break. ALLAH is Hearer, Knower.
257. ALLAH is the Protecting Guardian of those who believe. He bringeth them out of darkness into light. As for those who disbelieve, their patrons are false deities. They bring them out of light into darkness. Such are rightful owners of the Fire. They will abide therein.

258. Bethink youof him who had an argument with Abraham about his lookrd, because ALLAH had given him the kingdom; how, when Abraham said: My lookrd is He Who giveth life and causeth death, he answered: I give life and cause death.
Abraham said: look! ALLAH causeth the sun to rise in the East, so do youcause it to come up from the West. Thus was the disbeliever abashed. And ALLAH guideth not wrongdoing folk.

259. Or [bethink you of] the like of him who, passing by a township which had fallen into utter ruin, exclaimed: How shall ALLAH give this township life after its death? And ALLAH made him die a hundred years, then brought him back to life. He said: How lookng hast youtarried? [The man] said: I have tarried a day or part of a day. [He] said: Nay, but youhast tarried for a hundred years. Just lookok at thy food and drink which have not rotted! lookok at thine ass! And, that We may make youa token unto mankind, lookok at the bones, how We adjust them and then cover them with flesh! And when [the matter] became clear unto him, he said: I know now that ALLAH is Able to do all things.

260. And when Abraham said [unto his lookrd]: My lookrd! Show me how yougivest life to the dead, He said: Dost younot believe? Abraham said: Yea, but [I ask] in order that my heart may be at ease. [His lookrd] said: Take four of the birds and cause them to incline unto thee, then place a part of them on each hill, then call them, they will come to youin haste, and know that ALLAH is Mighty, Wise.
261. The likeness of those who spend their wealth in ALLAH’s way is as the likeness of a grain which groweth seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains. ALLAH giveth increase manifold to whom He will. ALLAH is AllEmbracing, AllKnowing.
262. Those who spend their wealth for the cause of ALLAH and afterward make not reproach and injury to follookw that which they have spent; their reward is with their lookrd, and there shall no fear come upon them, neither shall they grieve.
263. A kind word with forgiveness is better than almsgiving follookwed by injury. ALLAH is Absolute, Clement.

264. O you who believe! Render not vain your almsgiving by reproach and injury, like him who spendeth his wealth only to be seen of men and believeth not in ALLAH and the Last Day. His likeness is as the likeness of a rock whereon is dust of earth; a rainstorm smiteth it, leaving it smooth and bare. They have no control of aught of that which they have gained. ALLAH guideth not the disbelieving folk.
265. And the likeness of those who spend their wealth in search of ALLAH’s pleasure, and for the strengthening of their souls, is as the likeness of a garden on a height. The rainstorm smiteth it and it bringeth forth its fruit twofold. And if the rainstorm smite it not, then the shower. ALLAH is Seer of what you do.

266. Would any of you like to have a garden of palmtrees and vines, with rivers flookwing underneath it, with all kinds of fruit for him therein; and old age has stricken him and he has feeble offspring; and a fiery whirlwind striketh it and it is [all] consumed by fire. Thus ALLAH maketh plain His revelations unto you, in order that youmay give thought.

267. O you who believe! Spend of the good things which youhave earned, and of that which We bring forth from the earth for you, and seek not the bad [with intent] to spend thereof [in charity] when youwould not take it for yourselves save with disdain; and know that ALLAH is Absolute, Owner of Praise.

268. The devil promiseth you destitution and enjoineth on you lewdness. But ALLAH promiseth you forgiveness from Himself with bounty. ALLAH is AllEmbracing, Allknowing.
269. He giveth wisdom unto whom He will, and he unto whom wisdom is given, he truly has received abundant good. But none remember except men of understanding.
270. Whatever alms youspend or vow youvow, look! ALLAH knew it. Wrongdoers have no helpers.

271. If youpublish your almsgiving, it is well, but if youhide it and give it to the poor, it will be better for you, and will atone for some of your illdeeds. ALLAH is Informed of what you do.
272. The guiding of them is not thy duty [O MUHAMMAD], but ALLAH guideth whom He will. And whatsoever good thing youspend, it is for yourselves, when youspend not save in search of ALLAH’s Countenance; and whatsoever good thing youspend, it will be repaid to you in full, and you will not be wronged.
273. [Alms are] for the poor who are straitened for the cause of ALLAH, who cannot travel in the land [for trade]. The unthinking man accounteth them wealthy because of their restraint. youshalt know them by their mark: They do not beg of men with importunity. And whatsoever good thing youspend, look! ALLAH knew it.

274. Those who spend their wealth by night and day, by stealth and openly, verily their reward is with their lookrd, and their shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.
275. Those who swallookw usury cannot rise up save as he ariseth whom the devil has prostrated by [his] touch. That is because they say: Trade is just like usury; whereas ALLAH permitteth trading and forbiddeth usury. He unto whom an admonition from his lookrd cometh, and [he] refraineth [in obedience thereto], he shall keep [the profits of] that which is past, and his affair [henceforth] is with ALLAH. As for him who returneth [to usury] Such are rightful owners of the Fire. They will abide therein.

276. ALLAH has blighted usury and made almsgiving fruitful. ALLAH lookveth not the impious and guilty.
277. look! those who believe and do good works and establish worship and pay the poordue, their reward is with their lookrd and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.

278. O you who believe! Observe your duty to ALLAH, and give up what remaineth [due to you] from usury, if youare [in truth] believers.
279. And if you do not, then be warned of war [against you] from ALLAH and His NAVI. And if yourepent, then youhave your principal [without interest]. Wrong not, and youshall not be wronged.

280. And if the debtor is in straitened circumstances, then [let there be] postponement to [the time of] ease; and that youremit the debt as almsgiving would be better for you if youdid but know.
281. And guard yourselves against a day in which you will be brought back to ALLAH. Then every soul will be paid in full that which it has earned, and they will not be wronged.

282. O you who believe! When youcontract a debt for a fixed term, record it in writing. Let a scribe record it in writing between you in [terms of] equity. No scribe should refuse to write as ALLAH has taught him, so let him write, and let him who incurreth the debt dictate, and let him observe his duty to ALLAH his lookrd, and diminish naught thereof. But if he who oweth the debt is of lookw understanding, or weak, or unable himself to dictate, then let the guardian of his interests dictate in [terms of] equity. And call to witness, from among your men, two witnesses. And if two men be not [at hand] then a man and two women, of such as youapprove as witnesses, so that if the one erreth [through forgetfulness] the other will remember. And the witnesses must not refuse when they are summoned. Be not averse to writing down [the contract] whether it be small or great, with [record of] the term thereof. That is more equitable in the sight of ALLAH and more sure for testimony, and the best way of avoiding doubt between you; save only in the case when it is actual merchandise which youtransfer among yourselves from hand to hand. In that case it is no sin for you if youwrite it not. And have witnesses when yousell one to another, and let no harm be done to scribe or witness. If you do [harm to them] look! it is a sin in you. Observe your duty to ALLAH. ALLAH is teaching you. And ALLAH is knower of all things.

283. If you be on a journey and cannot find a scribe, then a pledge in hand

[shall suffice]. And if one of you entrusteth to another let him who is trusted deliver up that which is entrusted to him [according to the pact between them] and let him observe his duty to ALLAH his lookrd. Hide not testimony. He who hideth it, verily his heart is sinful. ALLAH is Aware of what you do.

284. Unto ALLAH [belookngeth] whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth; and whether youmake known what is in your minds or hide it, ALLAH will bring you to account for it. He will forgive whom He will and He will punish whom He will. ALLAH is Able to do all things.

285. The NAVI believeth in that which has been revealed unto him from his lookrd and [so do] believers. Each one believeth in ALLAH and His angels and His Books and His NAVIs We make no distinction between any of His NAVIs and they say: We hear, and we obey. [Grant us] Thy forgiveness, our lookrd. Unto youis the journeying.

286. ALLAH tasked not a soul beyond its scope. For it [is only] that which it has earned, and against it [only] that which it has deserved. Our lookrd! Condemn us not if we forget, or miss the mark! Our lookrd! Lay not on us such a burden as youdidst lay on those before us! Our lookrd! Impose not on us that which we have not the strength to bear! Pardon us, absolve us and have mercy on us, Thou, our Protector, and give us victory over the disbelieving folk.

SURA 3. ALEIMRAN (THE FAMILY OF ‘IMRAN, THE HOUSE OF ‘IMRAN)

1. Alim. Lam. Mim.

2. ALLAH! There is no ALLAH save Him, the Alive, the Eternal.

3. He has revealed unto you[MUHAMMAD] the Book with truth, confirming that which was [revealed] before it, even as He revealed the Torah and the Inzeel.

4. Aforetime, for a guidance to mankind; and has revealed the Criterion [of right and wrong]. look! those who disbelieve the revelations of ALLAH, theirs will be a heavy doom. ALLAH is Mighty, Able to Requite [the wrong].

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5. look! nothing in the earth or in the heavens is hidden from ALLAH.

6. He it is Who fashioneth you in the wombs as pleaseth Him. There is no ALLAH save Him, the Almighty, the Wise.
7. He it is Who has revealed unto you[MUHAMMAD] the Book wherein are

clear revelations they are the substance of the Book and others [which are] allegorical. But those in whose hearts is doubt pursue, forsooth, that which is allegorical seeking [to cause] dissension by seeking to explain it. None knew its explanation save ALLAH. And those who are of sound instruction say: We believe therein; the whole is from our lookrd; but only men of understanding really heed.

8. Our lookrd! Cause not our hearts to stray after youhast guided us, and bestow upon us mercy from Thy Presence. look! Thou, only Thou, art the Bestower.

9. Our lookrd! look! it is youWho gatherest mankind together to a Day of which there is no doubt. look! ALLAH faileth not to keep the tryst.
10. [On that Day] neither the riches nor the progeny of those who disbelieve will aught avail them with ALLAH. They will be fuel for Fire.

11. Like Pharaoh’s folk and those who were before them, they disbelieved Our revelations and so ALLAH seized them for their sins. And ALLAH is severe in punishment.
12. Say [O MUHAMMAD] unto those who disbelieve: youshall be overcome and gathered unto Hell, an evil restingplace.

13. There was a token for you in two hosts which met: one army fighting in the way of ALLAH, and another disbelieving, whom they saw as twice their number, clearly, with their very eyes. Thus ALLAH strengtheneth with His succour whom He will. look! herein verily is a lesson for those who have eyes.

14. Beautified for mankind is lookve of the joys [that come] from women and offspring; and storedup heaps of gold and silver, and horses branded [with their mark], and cattle and land. That is comfort of the life of the world. ALLAH! With Him is a more excellent abode.

15. Say: Shall I inform you of something better than that? For those who keep from evil, with their lookrd, are Gardens underneath which rivers flookw wherein they will abide, and pure companions, and contentment from ALLAH. ALLAH is Seer of His bondmen,

16. Those who say: Our lookrd! look! we believe. So forgive us our sins and guard us from the punishment of Fire;

17. The steadfast, and the truthful, and the obedient, those who spend [and hoard not], those who pray for pardon in the watches of the night.

18. ALLAH [Himself] is Witness that there is no ALLAH save Him. And the angels and the men of learning [too are witness]. Maintaining His creation in justice, there is no ALLAH save Him the Almighty, the Wise.
19. look! religion with ALLAH [is] the Surrender [to His Will and Guidance]. Those who [formerly] received the Book differed only after knowledge came unto them, through transgression among themselves. Whoso disbelieveth the revelations of ALLAH [will find that] look! ALLAH is swift at reckoning.

20. And if they argue with thee, [O MUHAMMAD], say: I have surrendered my purpose to ALLAH and [so have] those who follookw me. And say unto those who have received the Book and those who read not: Have you[too] surrendered? If they surrender, then truly they are rightly guided, and if they turn away, then

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it is thy duty only to convey the message [unto them]. ALLAH is Seer of [His] bondmen.

21. look! those who disbelieve the revelations of ALLAH, and slay the Rosuls wrongfully, and slay those of mankind who enjoin equity: promise them a painful doom.
22. Those are they whose works have failed in the world and the Hereafter; and they have no helpers.

23. Hast younot seen how those who have received a portion of the Book invoke the Book of ALLAH [in their disputes] that it may judge between them; then a faction of them turn away, being opposed [to it]?
24. That is because they say: The Fire will not touch us save for a certain number of days. That which they used to invent has deceived them regarding their religion.
25. How [will it be with them] when We have brought them all together to a Day of which there is no doubt, when every soul will be paid in full what it has earned, and they will not be wronged.

26. Say: O ALLAH! Owner of Sovereignty! yougivest sovereignty unto whom youwilt, and youwithdrawest sovereignty from whom youwilt. youexaltest whom youwilt, and youabasest whom youwilt. In Thy hand is the good. look! youart Able to do all things.

27. youcausest the night to pass into the day, and youcausest the day to pass into the night. And youbringest forth the living from the dead, and youbringest forth the dead from the living. And yougivest sustenance to whom youchoosest, without stint.

28. Let not the believers take disbelievers for their friends in preference to believers. Whoso doeth that has no connection with ALLAH unless [it be] that youbut guard yourselves against them, taking [as it were] security. ALLAH biddeth you beware [only] of Himself. Unto ALLAH is the journeying.

29. Say, [O MUHAMMAD]: Whether youhide that which is in your breasts or reveal it, ALLAH knew it. He knew that which is in the heavens and that which is in the earth, and ALLAH is Able to do all things.

30. On the Day when every soul will find itself confronted with all that it has done of good and all that it has done of evil [every soul] will lookng that there might be a mighty space of distance between it and that [evil]. ALLAH biddeth you beware of Him. And ALLAH is Full of Pity for [His] bondmen.

31. Say, [O MUHAMMAD, to mankind]: If youlookve ALLAH, follookw me; ALLAH will lookve you and forgive you your sins. ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

32. Say: Obey ALLAH and the NAVI. But if they turn away, look! ALLAH lookveth not the disbelievers [in His guidance].
33. look! ALLAH preferred Adam and Noah and the Family of Abraham and the Family of ‘Imran above [all His] creatures.

34. They were descendants one of another. ALLAH is Hearer, Knower.

35. [Remember] when the wife of ‘Imran said: My lookrd! I have vowed unto youthat which is in my belly as a consecrated [offering]. Accept it from me. look! Thou, only Thou, art the Hearer, the Knower!
36. And when she was delivered she said: My lookrd! look! I am delivered of a female ALLAH knew best of what she was delivered the male is not as the female; and

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look! I have named her Mary, and look! I crave Thy protection for her and for her offspring from Satan the outcast.

37. And her lookrd accepted her with full acceptance and vouchsafed to her a goodly growth; and made Zachariah her guardian. Whenever Zachariah went into the sanctuary where she was, he found that she had food. He said: O Mary! Whence cometh unto youthis [food]? She answered: It is from ALLAH. ALLAH giveth without stint to whom He will.

38. Then Zachariah prayed unto his lookrd and said: My lookrd! Bestow upon me of Thy bounty goodly offspring. look! youart the Hearer of Prayer.
39. And the angels called to him as he stood praying in the sanctuary: ALLAH giveth youglad tidings of [a son whose name is] John, [who cometh] to confirm a word from ALLAH lookrdly, chaste, a Rosul of the righteous.

40. He said: My lookrd! How can I have a son when age has overtaken me already and my wife is barren? [The angel] answered: So [it will be]. ALLAH doeth what He will.
41. He said: My lookrd! Appoint a token for me. [The angel] said: The token unto you[shall be] that youshalt not speak unto mankind three days except by signs. Remember thy lookrd much, and praise [Him] in the early hours of night and morning.

42. And when the angels said: O Mary! look! ALLAH has chosen youand made youpure, and has preferred youabove [all] the women of creation.

43. O Mary! Be obedient to thy lookrd, prostrate thyself and bow with those who bow [in worship].
44. This is of the tidings of things hidden. We reveal it unto you[MUHAMMAD]. youwast not present with them when they threw their pens [to know] which of them should be the guardian of Mary, nor wast youpresent with them when they quarrelled [thereupon].
45. [And remember] when the angels said: O Mary! look! ALLAH giveth youglad tidings of a word from him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, illustrious in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near [unto ALLAH].

46. He will speak unto mankind in his cradle and in his manhood, and he is of the righteous.
47. She said: My lookrd! How can I have a child when no mortal has touched me? He said: So [it will be]. ALLAH createth what He will. If He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.

48. And He will teach him the Book and wisdom, and the Torah and the Inzeel,
49. And will make him a NAVI unto the Children of Israel, [saying]: look! I come unto you with a sign from your lookrd. look! I fashion for you out of clay the likeness of a bird, and I breathe into it and it is a bird, by ALLAH’s leave. I heal him who was born blind, and the leper, and I raise the dead, by ALLAH’s leave. And I announce unto you what youeat and what youstore up in your houses. look! herein verily is a portent for you, if youare to be believers.

50. And [I come] confirming that which was before me of the Torah, and to make lawful some of that which was forbidden unto you. I come unto you with a sign from your lookrd, so keep your duty to ALLAH and obey me.

51. look! ALLAH is my lookrd and your lookrd, so worship Him. That is a straight path.

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52. But when Jesus became conscious of their disbelief, he cried: Who will be my helpers in the cause of ALLAH? The disciples said: We will be ALLAH’s helpers. We believe in ALLAH, and bear youwitness that we have surrendered [unto Him].
53. Our lookrd! We believe in that which youhast revealed and we follookw him whom youhast sent. Enrol us among those who witness [to the truth].

54. And they [the disbelievers] schemed, and ALLAH schemed [against them]: and ALLAH is the best of schemers.

55. [And remember] when ALLAH said: O Jesus! look! I am gathering youand causing youto ascend unto Me, and am cleansing youof those who disbelieve and am setting those who follookw youabove those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then unto Me you will [all] return, and I shall judge between you as to that wherein youused to differ.

56. As for those who disbelieve I shall chastise them with a heavy chastisement in the world and the Hereafter; and they will have no helpers.
57. And as for those who believe and do good works, He will pay them their wages in full. ALLAH lookveth not wrongdoers.

58. This [which] We recite unto youis a revelation and a wise reminder.

59. look! the likeness of Jesus with ALLAH is as the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, then He said unto him: Be! and he is.
60. [This is] the truth from thy lookrd [O MUHAMMAD], so be not youof those who waver.

61. And whoso disputeth with youconcerning him, after the knowledge which has come unto thee, say [unto him]: Come! We will summon our sons and your sons, and our women and your women, and ourselves and yourselves, then we will pray humbly [to our lookrd] and [solemnly] invoke the curse of ALLAH upon those who lie.
62. look! This verily is the true narrative. There is no ALLAH save ALLAH, and look! ALLAH, He verily is, is the Mighty, the Wise.

63. And if they turn away, then look! ALLAH is Aware of [who are] the corrupters.

64. Say: O People of the Book! Come to an agreement between us and you: that we shall worship none but ALLAH, and that we shall ascribe no partner unto Him, and that none of us shall take others for lookrds beside ALLAH. And if they turn away, then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered [unto Him].

65. O People of the Book! Why will youargue about Abraham, when the Torah and the Inzeel were not revealed till after him? Have youthen no sense?

66. look! youare those who argue about that whereof youhave some knowledge: Why then argue youconcerning that whereof youhave no knowledge? ALLAH knew. youknow not.
67. Abraham was not a Jew, nor yet a Christian; but he was an upright man who had surrendered [to ALLAH], and he was not of the idolaters.

68. look! those of mankind who have the best claim to Abraham are those who

follookwed him, and this Rosul and those who believe [with him]; and ALLAH is the Protecting Guardian of the believers.
69. A party of the People of the Book lookng to make you go astray; and they make none to go astray except themselves, but they perceive not.

70. O People of the Book! Why disbelieve youin the revelations of ALLAH, when you[yourselves] bear witness [to their truth]?

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71. O People of the Book! Why confound youtruth with falsehood and knowingly conceal the truth?

72. And a party of the People of the Book say: Believe in that which has been revealed unto those who believe at the opening of the day, and disbelieve at the end thereof, in order that they may return;
73. And believe not save in one who follookweth your religion Say [O MUHAMMAD]: look! the guidance is ALLAH’s Guidance that anyone is given the like of that which was given unto you or that they may argue with you in the presence of their lookrd. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: look! the bounty is in ALLAH’s hand. He bestoweth it on whom He will. ALLAH is AllEmbracing, AllKnowing.

74. He selecteth for His mercy whom He will. ALLAH is of Infinite Bounty.

75. Among the People of the Book there is he who, if youtrust him with a weight of treasure, will return it to thee. And among them there is he who, if youtrust him with a piece of gold, will not return it to youunless youkeep standing over him. That is because they say: We have no duty to the Gentiles. They speak a lie concerning ALLAH knowingly.

76. Nay, but [the chosen of ALLAH is] he who fulfilleth his pledge and wardeth off [evil]; for look! ALLAH lookveth those who ward off [evil].
77. look! those who purchase a small gain at the cost of ALLAH’s covenant and

their oaths, they have no portion in the Hereafter. ALLAH will neither speak to them nor lookok upon them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He make them grow. Theirs will be a painful doom.

78. And look! there is a party of them who distort the Book with their tongues, that youmay think that what they say is from the Book, when it is not from the Book. And they say: It is from ALLAH, when it is not from ALLAH; and they speak a lie concerning ALLAH knowingly.

79. It is not [possible] for any human being unto whom ALLAH had given the Book and wisdom and the Rosulhood that he should afterwards have said unto mankind: Be slaves of me instead of ALLAH; but [what he said was]: Be youfaithful servants of the lookrd by virtue of your constant teaching of the Book and of your constant study thereof.

80. And he commanded you not that youshould take the angels and the Rosuls for lookrds. Would he command you to disbelieve after youhad surrendered [to ALLAH]?
81. When ALLAH made [His] covenant with the Rosuls, [He said]: Behold that which I have given you of the Book and knowledge. And afterward there will come unto you a NAVI, confirming that which youpossess. youshall believe in him and youshall help him. He said: Do youagree, and will youtake up My burden [which I lay upon you] in this [matter]? They answered: We agree. He said: Then bear youwitness. I will be a witness with you.

82. Then whosoever after this shall turn away: they will be miscreants.

83. Seek they other than the religion of ALLAH, when unto Him submitteth whosoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and unto Him they will be returned.
84. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: We believe in ALLAH and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and that which was vouchsafed unto Moses and Jesus and the Rosuls from their lookrd. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered.

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85. And whoso seeketh as religion other than the Surrender [to ALLAH] it will not be accepted from him, and he will be a lookser in the Hereafter.

86. How shall ALLAH guide a people who disbelieved after their belief and [after] they bore witness that the NAVI is true and after clear proofs [of ALLAH’s Sovereignty] had come unto them. And ALLAH guideth not wrongdoing folk.
87. As for such, their guerdon is that on them rests the curse of ALLAH and of angels and of men combined.

88. They will abide therein. Their doom will not be lightened, neither will they be reprieved;
89. Save those who afterward repent and do right. look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

90. look! those who disbelieve after their [profession of] belief, and afterward grow violent in disbelief: their repentance will not be accepted. And such are those who are astray.
91. look! those who disbelieve, and die in disbelief, the [whole] earth full of gold would not be accepted from such an one if it were offered as a ransom [for his soul]. Theirs will be a painful doom and they will have no helpers.

92. you will not attain unto piety until youspend of that which youlookve. And whatsoever youspend, ALLAH is Aware thereof.
93. All food was lawful unto the Children of Israel, save that which Israel forbade himself, [in days] before the Torah was revealed. Say: Produce the Torah and read it [unto us] if youare truthful.

94. And whoever shall invent a falsehood after that concerning ALLAH, such will be wrongdoers.
95. Say: ALLAH speaketh truth. So follookw the religion of Abraham, the upright. He was not of the idolaters.

96. look! the first Sanctuary appointed for mankind was that at Becca, a blessed place, a guidance to the peoples;
97. Wherein are plain memorials [of ALLAH’s guidance]; the place where Abraham stood up to pray; and whosoever entereth it is safe. And pilgrimage to the House is a duty unto ALLAH for mankind, for him who can find a way thither. As for him who disbelieveth, [let him know that] look! ALLAH is Independent of [all] creatures.

98. Say: O People of the Book! Why disbelieve youin the revelations of ALLAH, when ALLAH [Himself] is Witness of what you do?

99. Say: O People of the Book! Why drive youback believers from the way of ALLAH, seeking to make it crooked, when youare witnesses [to ALLAH’s guidance]? ALLAH is not unaware of what you do.
100. O you who believe! If youobey a party of those who have received the Book they will make you disbelievers after your belief.

101. How can youdisbelieve, when it is youunto whom ALLAH’s revelations are recited, and His NAVI is in your midst? He who holdeth fast to ALLAH, he indeed is guided unto a right path.
102. O you who believe! Observe your duty to ALLAH with right observance, and die not save as those who have surrendered [unto Him]

103. And hold fast, all of you together, to the cable of ALLAH, and do not

separate. And remember ALLAH’s favour unto you: How youwere enemies and He made

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friendship between your hearts so that you became as brothers by His grace; and [how] youwere upon the brink of an abyss of fire, and He did save you from it. Thus ALLAH maketh clear His revelations unto you, that haply youmay be guided,
104. And there may spring from you a nation who invite to goodness, and enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency. Such are they who are successful.

105. And be younot as those who separated and disputed after the clear proofs had come unto them. For such there is an awful doom,

106. On the Day when [some] faces will be whitened and [some] faces will be blackened; and as for those whose faces have been blackened, it will be said unto them: Disbelieved youafter your [profession of] belief? Then taste the punishment for that youdisbelieved.

107. And as for those whose faces have been whitened, in the mercy of ALLAH they dwell for ever.
108. These are revelations of ALLAH. We recite them unto youin truth. ALLAH willeth no injustice to [His] creatures.

109. Unto ALLAH belookngeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth; and unto ALLAH all things are returned.

110. youare the best community that has been raised up for mankind. youenjoin right conduct and forbid indecency; and you believe in ALLAH. And if the People of the Book had believed it had been better for them. Some of them are believers; but most of them are evillivers.

111. They will not harm you save a trifling hurt, and if they fight against you they will turn and flee. And afterward they will not be helped.
112. Ignominy shall be their portion wheresoever they are found save [where they grasp] a rope from ALLAH and a rope from men. They have incurred anger from their lookrd, and wretchedness is laid upon them. That is because they used to disbelieve the revelations of ALLAH, and slew the Rosuls wrongfully. That is because they were rebellious and used to transgress.

113. They are not all alike. Of the People of the Book there is a staunch community who recite the revelations of ALLAH in the night season, falling prostrate [before Him].

114. They believe in ALLAH and the Last Day, and enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency, and vie one with another in good works. These are of the righteous.
115. And whatever good they do, they will not be denied the meed thereof. ALLAH is Aware of those who ward off [evil].

116. look! the riches and the progeny of those who disbelieve will not avail them aught against ALLAH; and such are rightful owners of the Fire. They will abide therein.
117. The likeness of that which they spend in this life of the world is as the likeness of a biting, icy wind which smiteth the harvest of a people who have wronged themselves, and devastateth it. ALLAH wronged them not, but they do wrong themselves.
118. O you who believe! Take not for intimates others than your own folk, who would spare no pains to ruin you; they lookve to hamper you. Hatred is revealed by [the utterance of] their mouths, but that which their breasts hide is greater. We have made plain for you the revelations if you will understand.

119. look! youare those who lookve them though they lookve you not, and you believe in all the Book. When they fall in with you they say: We believe; but when

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they go apart they bite their fingertips at you, for rage. Say: Perish in your rage! look! ALLAH is Aware of what is hidden in [your] breasts.

120. If a lucky chance befall you, it is evil unto them, and if disaster strike you they rejoice thereat. But if youpersevere and keep from evil their guile will never harm you. look! ALLAH is Surrounding what they do.
121. And when yousettedst forth at daybreak from thy housefolk to assign to the believers their positions for the battle, ALLAH was Hearer, Knower.

122. When two parties of you almost fell away, and ALLAH was their Protecting Friend. In ALLAH let believers put their trust.
123. ALLAH had already given you the victory at Badr, when youwere contemptible. So observe your duty to ALLAH in order that youmay be thankful.

124. When youdidst say unto the believers: Is it not sufficient for you that your lookrd should support you with three thousand angels sent down [to your help]?
125. Nay, but if youpersevere, and keep from evil, and [the enemy] attack you suddenly, your lookrd will help you with five thousand angels sweeping on.

126. ALLAH ordained this only as a message of good cheer for you, and that thereby your hearts might be at rest Victory cometh only from ALLAH, the Mighty, the Wise
127. That He may cut off a part of those who disbelieve, or overwhelm them so that they retire, frustrated.

128. It is no concern at all of you[MUHAMMAD] whether He relent toward them or punish them; for they are evildoers.
129. Unto ALLAH belookngeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. He forgiveth whom He will, and punisheth whom He will. ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

130. O you who believe! Devour not usury, doubling and quadrupling [the sum lent]. Observe your duty to ALLAH, that youmay be successful.
131. And ward off [from yourselves] the Fire prepared for disbelievers.

132. And obey ALLAH and the NAVI, that youmay find mercy.

133. And vie one with another for forgiveness from your lookrd, and for a paradise as wide as are the heavens and the earth, prepared for those who ward off [evil];
134. Those who spend [of that which ALLAH has given them] in ease and in adversity, those who control their wrath and are forgiving toward mankind; ALLAH lookveth the good;

135. And those who, when they do an evil thing or wrong themselves, remember ALLAH and implookre forgiveness for their sins Who forgiveth sins save ALLAH only? and will not knowingly repeat [the wrong] they did.
136. The reward of such will be forgiveness from their lookrd, and Gardens underneath which rivers flookw, wherein they will abide for ever a bountiful reward for workers!

137. Systems have passed away before you. Do but travel in the land and see the nature of the consequence for those who did deny [the NAVIs].
138. This is a declaration for mankind, a guidance and an admonition unto those who ward off [evil]

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139. Faint not nor grieve, for you will overcome them if youare [indeed] believers.

140. If youhave received a blookw, the [disbelieving] people have received a blookw the like thereof. These are [only] the vicissitudes which We cause to follookw one another for mankind, to the end that ALLAH may know those who believe and may choose witnesses from among you; and ALLAH lookveth not wrongdoers.

141. And that ALLAH may prove those who believe, and may blight the disbelievers.
142. Or deemed youthat youwould enter paradise while yet ALLAH knew not those of you who really strive, nor knew those [of you] who are steadfast?

143. And verily youused to wish for death before youmet it [in the field]. Now youhave seen it with your eyes!

144. MUHAMMAD is but a NAVI, NAVIs [the like of whom] have passed away before him. Will it be that, when he dieth or is slain, you will turn back on your heels? He who turneth back on his heels doth no hurt to ALLAH, and ALLAH will reward the thankful.

145. No soul can ever die except by ALLAH’s leave and at a term appointed. Whoso desireth the reward of the world, We bestow on him thereof; and whoso desireth the reward of the Hereafter, We bestow on him thereof. We shall reward the thankful.

146. And with how many a Rosul have there been a number of devoted men who fought [beside him]. They quailed not for aught that befell them in the way of ALLAH, nor did they weaken, nor were they brought lookw. ALLAH lookveth the steadfast.

147. Their cry was only that they said: Our lookrd! forgive us for our sins and wasted efforts, make our foothold sure, and give us victory over the disbelieving folk.

148. So ALLAH gave them the reward of the world and the good reward of the Hereafter. ALLAH lookveth those whose deeds are good.
149. O you who believe! if youobey those who disbelieve, they will make you turn back on your heels, and youturn back as looksers.

150. But ALLAH is your Protector, and He is the Best of Helpers.

151. We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve because they ascribe unto ALLAH partners, for which no warrant has been revealed. Their habitation is the Fire, and hapless the abode of the wrongdoers.
152. ALLAH verily made good His promise unto you when yourouted them by His leave, until [the moment] when your courage failed you, and youdisagreed about the order and youdisobeyed, after He had shown you that for which youlookng. Some of you desired the world, and some of you desired the Hereafter. Therefore He made you flee from them, that He might try you. Yet now He has forgiven you. ALLAH is a lookrd of Kindness to believers.

153. When youclimbed [the hill] and paid no heed to anyone, while the NAVI, in your rear, was calling you [to fight]. Therefor He rewarded you grief for [his] grief, that [He might teach] you not to sorrow either for that which youmissed or for that which befell you. ALLAH is Informed of what you do.

154. Then, after grief, He sent down security for you. As slumber did it overcome a party of you, while [the other] party, who were anxious on their own account, thought wrongly of ALLAH, the thought of ignorance. They said: Have we any part in the cause? Say [O MUHAMMAD]: The cause belookngeth wholly to ALLAH.

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They hide within themselves [a thought] which they reveal not unto thee, saying: Had we had any part in the cause we should not have been slain here. Say: Even though youhad been in your houses, those appointed to be slain would have gone forth to the places where they were to lie. [All this has been] in order that ALLAH might try what is in your breasts and prove what is in your hearts. ALLAH is Aware of what is hidden in the breasts [of men].

155. look! those of you who turned back on the day when the two hosts met, Satan alookne it was who caused them to backslide, because of some of that which they have earned. Now ALLAH has forgiven them. look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Clement.
156. O you who believe! Be not as those who disbelieved and said of their brethren who went abroad in the land or were fighting in the field: If they had been [here] with us they would not have died or been killed: that ALLAH may make it anguish in their hearts. ALLAH giveth life and causeth death; and ALLAH is Seer of what you do.

157. And what though you be slain in ALLAH’s way or die therein? Surely pardon from ALLAH and mercy are better than all that they amass.

158. What though you be slain or die, when unto ALLAH youare gathered?

159. It was by the mercy of ALLAH that youwast lenient with them [O MUHAMMAD], for if youhadst been stern and fierce of heart they would have dispersed from round about thee. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them and consult with them upon the conduct of affairs. And when youart resolved, then put thy trust in ALLAH. look! ALLAH lookveth those who put their trust [in Him].

160. If ALLAH is your helper none can overcome you, and if He withdraw His help from you, who is there who can help you after Him? In ALLAH let believers put their trust.
161. It is not for any Rosul to embezzle. Whoso embezzleth will bring what he embezzled with him on the Day of Resurrection. Then every soul will be paid in full what it has earned; and they will not be wronged.
162. Is one who follookweth the pleasure of ALLAH as one who has earned condemnation from ALLAH, whose habitation is the Fire, a hapless journey’s end?

163. There are degrees [of grace and reprobation] with ALLAH, and ALLAH is Seer of what they do.

164. ALLAH verily has shown grace to the believers by sending unto them a

NAVI of their own who reciteth unto them His revelations, and causeth them to grow, and teacheth them the Book and wisdom; although before [he came to them] they were in flagrant error.

165. And was it so, when a disaster smote you, though youhad smitten [them with a disaster] twice [as great], that yousaid: How is this? Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: It is from yourselves. look! ALLAH is Able to do all things.
166. That which befell you, on the day when the two armies met, was by permission of ALLAH; that He might know the true believers;

167. And that He might know the hypocrites, unto whom it was said: Come, fight in the way of ALLAH, or defend yourselves. They answered: If we knew aught of fighting we would follookw you. On that day they were nearer disbelief than faith. They utter with their mouths a thing which is not in their hearts. ALLAH is Best Aware of what they hide.

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have been slain. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: Then avert death from yourselves if youare truthful.

169. Think not of those, who are slain in the way of ALLAH, as dead. Nay, they are living. With their lookrd they have provision.
170. Jubilant [are they] because of that which ALLAH has bestowed upon them of His bounty, rejoicing for the sake of those who have not joined them but are left behind: That there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.

171. They rejoice because of favour from ALLAH and kindness, and that ALLAH wasteth not the wage of the believers.
172. As for those who heard the call of ALLAH and His NAVI after the harm befell them [in the fight]; for such of them as do right and ward off [evil], there is great reward.

173. Those unto whom men said: look! the people have gathered against you, therefor fear them. [The threat of danger] but increased the faith of them and they cried: ALLAH is Sufficient for us! Most Excellent is He in Whom we trust!
174. So they returned with grace and favour from ALLAH, and no harm touched

them. They follookwed the good pleasure of ALLAH, and ALLAH is of Infinite Bounty.

175. It is only the devil who would make [men] fear his partisans. Fear them not; fear Me, if youare true believers.
176. Let not their conduct grieve thee, who run easily to disbelief, for look! they injure ALLAH not at all. It is ALLAH’s Will to assign them no portion in the Hereafter, and theirs will be an awful doom.

177. Those who purchase disbelief at the price of faith harm ALLAH not at all, but theirs will be a painful doom.
178. And let not those who disbelieve imagine that the rein We give them bodeth good unto their souls. We only give them rein that they may grow in sinfulness. And theirs will be a shameful doom.

179. It is not [the purpose] of ALLAH to leave you in your present state till He shall separate the wicked from the good. And it is not [the purpose of] ALLAH to let you know the Unseen. But ALLAH chooseth of His NAVIs whom He will, [to receive knowledge thereof]. So believe in ALLAH and His NAVIs. If you believe and ward off [evil], yours will be a vast reward.

180. And let not those who hoard up that which ALLAH has bestowed upon them of His bounty think that it is better for them. Nay, it is worse for them. That which they hoard will be their collar on the Day of Resurrection. ALLAH’s is the heritage of the heavens and the earth, and ALLAH is Informed of what you do.

181. Verily ALLAH heard the saying of those who said, [when asked for contributions to the war]: “ALLAH, forsooth, is poor, and we are rich!” We shall record their saying with their slaying of the Rosuls wrongfully and We shall say: Taste youthe punishment of burning!

182. This is on account of that which your own hands have sent before [you to the judgment]. ALLAH is no oppressor of [His] bondmen.

183. [The same are] those who say: look! ALLAH has charged us that we believe not in any NAVI until he bring us an offering which fire [from heaven] shall devour. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: NAVIs came unto you before me with miracles, and with that [very miracle] which youdescribe. Why then did youslay them? [Answer that] if youare truthful!

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184. And if they deny thee, even so did they deny NAVIs who were before thee, who came with miracles and with the Psalms and with the Book giving light.
185. Every soul will taste of death. And you will be paid on the Day of Resurrection only that which youhave fairly earned. Whoso is removed from the Fire and is made to enter paradise, he indeed is triumphant. The life of this world is but comfort of illusion.
186. Assuredly you will be tried in your property and in your persons, and you will hear much wrong from those who were given the Book before you, and from the idolaters. But if youpersevere and ward off [evil], then that is of the steadfast heart of things.

187. And [remember] when ALLAH laid a charge on those who had received the Book [He said]: youare to expound it to mankind and not to hide it. But they flung it behind their backs and bought thereby a little gain. Verily evil is that which they have gained thereby.

188. Think not that those who exult in what they have given, and lookve to be praised for what they have not done Think not, they are in safety from the doom. A painful doom is theirs.
189. Unto ALLAH belookngeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. ALLAH is Able to do all things.

190. look! In the creation of the heavens and the earth and [in] the difference of night and day are tokens [of His Sovereignty] for men of understanding,

191. Such as remember ALLAH, standing, sitting, and reclining, and consider the creation of the heavens and the earth, [and say]: Our lookrd! youcreatedst not this in vain. Glookry be to Thee! Preserve us from the doom of Fire.
192. Our lookrd! Whom youcausest to enter the Fire: him indeed youhast confounded. For evildoers there will be no helpers.

193. Our lookrd! look! we have heard a crier calling unto Faith: “Believe youin your lookrd!” So we believed. Our lookrd! Therefor forgive us our sins, and remit from us our evil deeds, and make us die the death of the righteous.
194. Our lookrd! And give us that which youhast promised to us by Thy NAVIs. Confound us not upon the Day of Resurrection. look! youbreakest not the tryst.
195. And their lookrd has heard them [and He saith]: look! I suffer not the work of any worker, male or female, to be lookst. youproceed one from another. So those who fled and were driven forth from their homes and suffered damage for My cause, and fought and were slain, verily I shall remit their evil deeds from them and verily I shall bring them into Gardens underneath which rivers flookw A reward from ALLAH. And with ALLAH is the fairest of rewards.

196. Let not the vicissitude [of the success] of those who disbelieve, in the land, deceive you[O MUHAMMAD].

197. It is but a brief comfort. And afterward their habitation will be hell, an ill abode.
198. But those who keep their duty to their lookrd, for them are Gardens

underneath which rivers flookw, wherein they will be safe for ever. A gift of welcome from their lookrd. That which ALLAH has in store is better for the righteous.

199. And look! of the People of the Book there are some who believe in ALLAH and that which is revealed unto you and that which was revealed unto them,

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humbling themselves before ALLAH. They purchase not a trifling gain at the price of the revelations of ALLAH. Verily their reward is with their lookrd. look! ALLAH is swift to take account.

200. O you who believe! Endure, outdo all others in endurance, be ready, and observe your duty to ALLAH, in order that youmay succeed.

SURA 4. ANNISA (WOMEN)

1. O mankind! Be careful of your duty to your lookrd Who created you from a single soul and from it created its mate and from them twain has spread abroad a multitude of men and women. Be careful of your duty toward ALLAH in Whom youclaim [your rights] of one another, and toward the wombs [that bare you]. look! ALLAH has been a watcher over you.

2. Give unto orphans their wealth. Exchange not the good for the bad [in your

management thereof] nor absorb their wealth into your own wealth. look! that would be a great sin.

3. And if youfear that you will not deal fairly by the orphans, marry of the women, who seem good to you, two or three or four; and if youfear that youcannot do justice [to so many] then one [only] or [the captives] that your right hands possess. Thus it is more likely that you will not do injustice.

4. And give unto the women [whom youmarry] free gift of their marriage portions; but if they of their own accord remit unto you a part thereof, then youare welcome to absorb it [in your wealth].
5. Give not unto the foolish [what is in] your [keeping of their] wealth, which ALLAH has given you to maintain; but feed and clookthe them from it, and speak kindly unto them.

6. Prove orphans till they reach the marriageable age; then, if youfind them of sound judgment, deliver over unto them their fortune; and devour it not by squandering and in haste lest they should grow up Whoso [of the guardians] is rich, let him abstain generously [from taking of the property of orphans]; and whoso is poor let him take thereof in reason [for his guardianship]. And when youdeliver up their fortune unto orphans, have [the transaction] witnessed in their presence. ALLAH sufficeth as a Reckoner.
7. Unto the men [of a family] belookngeth a share of that which parents and near kindred leave, and unto the women a share of that which parents and near kindred leave, whether it be little or much a legal share.

8. And when kinsfolk and orphans and the needy are present at the division [of the heritage], bestow on them therefrom and speak kindly unto them.
9. And let those fear [in their behaviour toward orphans] who if they left behind them weak offspring would be afraid for them. So let them mind their duty to ALLAH, and speak justly.

10. look! Those who devour the wealth of orphans wrongfully, they do but swallookw fire into their bellies, and they will be exposed to burning flame.
11. ALLAH chargeth you concerning [the provision for] your children: to the male the equivalent of the portion of two females, and if there be women more than two, then theirs is twothirds of the inheritance, and if there be one [only] then the half. And to each of his parents a sixth of the inheritance, if he have a son; and if he have no son and his parents are his heirs, then to his mother appertaineth the third; and if he have brethren, then to his mother appertaineth the sixth, after any legacy he may have bequeathed, or debt [has been paid].

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Your parents and your children: youknow not which of them is nearer unto you in usefulness. It is an injunction from ALLAH. look! ALLAH is Knower, Wise.

12. And unto you belookngeth a half of that which your wives leave, if they have no child; but if they have a child then unto you the fourth of that which they leave, after any legacy they may have bequeathed, or debt [they may have contracted, has been paid]. And unto them belookngeth the fourth of that which youleave if youhave no child, but if youhave a child then the eighth of that which youleave, after any legacy youmay have bequeathed, or debt [youmay have contracted, has been paid]. And if a man or a woman have a distant heir [having left neither parent nor child], and he [or she] have a brother or a sister [only on the mother’s side] then to each of them twain [the brother and the sister] the sixth, and if they be more than two, then they shall be sharers in the third, after any legacy that may have been bequeathed or debt [contracted] not injuring [the heirs by willing away more than a third of the heritage] has been paid. A commandment from ALLAH. ALLAH is Knower, Indulgent.

13. These are the limits [imposed by] ALLAH. Whoso obeyeth ALLAH and His NAVI, He will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flookw, where such will dwell for ever. That will be the great success.
14. And whoso disobeyeth ALLAH and His NAVI and transgresseth His limits, He will make him enter Fire, where he will dwell for ever; his will be a shameful doom.

15. As for those of your women who are guilty of lewdness, call to witness four of you against them. And if they testify [to the truth of the allegation] then confine them to the houses until death take them or [until] ALLAH appoint for them a way [through new legislation].

16. And as for the two of you who are guilty thereof, punish them both. And if they repent and improve, then let them be. look! ALLAH is ever relenting, Merciful.
17. Forgiveness is only incumbent on ALLAH toward those who do evil in ignorance [and] then turn quickly [in repentance] to ALLAH. These are they toward whom ALLAH relenteth. ALLAH is ever Knower, Wise.

18. The forgiveness is not for those who do illdeeds until, when death attendeth upon one of them, he saith: look! I repent now; nor yet for those who die while they are disbelievers. For such We have prepared a painful doom.
19. O you who believe! It is not lawful for you forcibly to inherit the women [of your deceased kinsmen], nor [that] youshould put constraint upon them that youmay take away a part of that which youhave given them, unless they be guilty of flagrant lewdness. But consort with them in kindness, for if youhate them it may happen that youhate a thing wherein ALLAH has placed much good.

20. And if youwish to exchange one wife for another and youhave given unto one of them a sum of money [however great], take nothing from it. Would youtake it by the way of calumny and open wrong?

21. How can youtake it [back] after one of you has gone in unto the other, and they have taken a strong pledge from you?
22. And marry not those women whom your fathers married, except what has already happened [of that nature] in the past. look! it was ever lewdness and abomination, and an evil way.

23. Forbidden unto you are your mothers, and your daughters, and your sisters, and your father’s sisters, and your mother’s sisters, and your brother’s daughters and your sister’s daughters, and your fostermothers, and your foster

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sisters, and your mothersinlaw, and your stepdaughters who are under your protection [born] of your women unto whom youhave gone in but if youhave not gone in unto them, then it is no sin for you [to marry their daughters] and the wives of your sons who [spring] from your own lookins. And [it is forbidden unto you] that youshould have two sisters together, except what has already happened [of that nature] in the past. look! ALLAH is ever Forgiving, Merciful.

24. And all married women [are forbidden unto you] save those [captives] whom your right hands possess. It is a decree of ALLAH for you. Lawful unto you are all beyond those mentioned, so that youseek them with your wealth in honest wedlookck, not debauchery. And those of whom youseek content [by marrying them], give unto them their portions as a duty. And there is no sin for you in what you do by mutual agreement after the duty [has been done]. look! ALLAH is ever Knower, Wise.
25. And whoso is not able to afford to marry free, believing women, let them

marry from the believing maids whom your right hands possess. ALLAH knew best [concerning] your faith. you[proceed] one from another; so wed them by permission of their folk, and give unto them their portions in kindness, they being honest, not debauched nor of lookose conduct. And if when they are honourably married they commit lewdness they shall incur the half of the punishment [prescribed] for free women [in that case]. This is for him among you who feareth to commit sin. But to have patience would be better for you. ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

26. ALLAH would explain to you and guide you by the examples of those who were before you, and would turn to you in mercy. ALLAH is Knower, Wise.
27. And ALLAH would turn to you in mercy; but those who follookw vain desires would have you go tremendously astray.

28. ALLAH would make the burden light for you, for man was created weak.

29. O you who believe! Squander not your wealth among yourselves in vanity,

except it be a trade by mutual consent, and kill not one another. look! ALLAH is ever Merciful unto you.

30. Whoso doeth that through aggression and injustice, we shall cast him into Fire, and that is ever easy for ALLAH.

31. If youavoid the great [things] which youare forbidden, We will remit from you your evil deeds and make you enter at a noble gate.
32. And covet not the thing in which ALLAH has made some of you excel others. Unto men a fortune from that which they have earned, and unto women a fortune from that which they have earned. [Envy not one another] but ask ALLAH of His bounty. look! ALLAH is ever Knower of all things.

33. And unto each We have appointed heirs of that which parents and near kindred leave; and as for those with whom your right hands have made a covenant, give them their due. look! ALLAH is ever Witness over all things.

34. Men are in charge of women, because ALLAH has made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property [for the support of women]. So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which ALLAH has guarded. As for those from whom youfear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. look! ALLAH is ever High, Exalted, Great.

35. And if youfear a breach between them twain [the man and wife], appoint an arbiter from his folk and an arbiter from her folk. If they desire amendment ALLAH will make them of one mind. look! ALLAH is ever Knower, Aware.

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36. And serve ALLAH. Ascribe no thing as partner unto Him. [Show] kindness unto parents, and unto near kindred, and orphans, and the needy, and unto the neighbour who is of kin [unto you] and the neighbour who is not of kin, and the fellookwtraveller and the wayfarer and [the slaves] whom your right hands possess. look! ALLAH lookveth not such as are proud and boastful,

37. Who hoard their wealth and enjoin avarice on others, and hide that which ALLAH has bestowed upon them of His bounty. For disbelievers We prepare a shameful doom;
38. And [also] those who spend their wealth in order to be seen of men, and believe not in ALLAH nor the Last Day. Whoso taketh Satan for a comrade, a bad comrade has he.

39. What have they [to fear] if they believe in ALLAH and the Last Day and spend [aright] of that which ALLAH has bestowed upon them, when ALLAH is ever Aware of them [and all they do]?
40. look! ALLAH wrongeth not even of the weight of an ant; and if there is a good deed, He will double it and will give [the doer] from His presence an immense reward.

41. But how [will it be with them] when We bring of every people a witness, and We bring you[O MUHAMMAD] a witness against these?
42. On that day those who disbelieved and disobeyed the NAVI will wish that they were level with the ground, and they can hide no fact from ALLAH.

43. O you who believe! Draw not near unto prayer when youare drunken, till youknow that which youutter, nor when youare polluted, save when journeying upon the road, till youhave bathed. And if you be ill, or on a journey, or one of you cometh from the clookset, or youhave touched women, and youfind not water, then go to high clean soil and rub your faces and your hands [therewith]. look! ALLAH is Benign, Forgiving.

44. Seest younot those unto whom a portion of the Book has been given, how they purchase error, and seek to make you [Muslims] err from the right way?
45. ALLAH knew best [who are] your enemies. ALLAH is sufficient as a Guardian, and ALLAH is sufficient as a Supporter.

46. Some of those who are Jews change words from their context and say: “We hear and disobey; hear youas one who heareth not” and “Listen to us!” distorting with their tongues and slandering religion. If they had said: “We hear and we obey: hear thou, and lookok at us” it had been better for them, and more upright. But ALLAH has cursed them for their disbelief, so they believe not, save a few.

47. O youunto whom the Book has been given! Believe in what We have revealed confirming that which youpossess, before We destroy countenances so as to confound them, or curse them as We cursed the Sabbathbreakers [of old time]. The commandment of ALLAH is always executed.

48. look! ALLAH forgiveth not that a partner should be ascribed unto Him. He forgiveth [all] save that to whom He will. Whoso ascribeth partners to ALLAH, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin.
49. Hast younot seen those who praise themselves for purity? Nay, ALLAH purifieth whom He will, and they will not be wronged even the hair upon a datestone.

50. See, how they invent lies about ALLAH! That of itself is flagrant sin.

51. Hast younot seen those unto whom a portion of the Book has been given, how they believe in idols and false deities, and how they say of those

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[idolaters] who disbelieve: “These are more rightly guided than those who believe”?

52. Those are they whom ALLAH has cursed, and he whom ALLAH has cursed, you[O MUHAMMAD] wilt find for him no helper.
53. Or have they even a share in the Sovereignty? Then in that case, they would not give mankind even the speck on a datestone.

54. Or are they jealookus of mankind because of that which ALLAH of His bounty has bestowed upon them? For We bestowed upon the house of Abraham [of old] the Book and wisdom, and We bestowed on them a mighty kingdom.
55. And of them were [some] who believed therein and of them were [some] who turned away from it. Hell is sufficient for [their] burning.

56. look! Those who disbelieve Our revelations, We shall expose them to the Fire. As often as their skins are consumed We shall exchange them for fresh skins that they may taste the torment. look! ALLAH is ever Mighty, Wise.
57. And as for those who believe and do good works, We shall make them enter

Gardens underneath which rivers flookw to dwell therein for ever; there for them are pure companions and We shall make them enter plenteous shade.

58. look! ALLAH commandeth you that yourestore deposits to their owners, and, if youjudge between mankind, that youjudge justly. look! comely is this which ALLAH admonisheth you. look! ALLAH is ever Hearer, Seer.
59. O you who believe! Obey ALLAH, and obey the NAVI and those of you who are in authority; and if youhave a dispute concerning any matter, refer it to ALLAH and the NAVI if youare [in truth] believers in ALLAH and the Last Day. That is better and more seemly in the end.

60. Hast younot seen those who pretend that they believe in that which is revealed unto youand that which was revealed before thee, how they would go for judgment [in their disputes] to false deities when they have been ordered to abjure them? Satan would mislead them far astray.

61. And when it is said unto them: Come unto that which ALLAH has revealed and unto the NAVI, youseest the hypocrites turn from youwith aversion.

62. How would it be if a misfortune smote them because of that which their own hands have sent before [them]? Then would they come unto thee, swearing by ALLAH that they were seeking naught but harmony and kindness.
63. Those are they, the secrets of whose hearts ALLAH knew. So oppose them and admonish them, and address them in plain terms about their souls.

64. We sent no NAVI save that he should be obeyed by ALLAH’s leave. And if, when they had wronged themselves, they had but come unto youand asked forgiveness of ALLAH, and asked forgiveness of the NAVI, they would have found ALLAH Forgiving, Merciful.

65. But nay, by thy lookrd, they will not believe [in truth] until they make youjudge of what is in dispute between them and find within themselves no dislike of that which youdecidest, and submit with full submission.

66. And if We had decreed for them: Lay down your lives or go forth from your dwellings, but few of them would have done it; though if they did what they are exhorted to do it would be better for them, and more strengthening;
67. And then We should bestow upon them from Our presence an immense reward,

68. And should guide them unto a straight path.

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69. Whoso obeyeth ALLAH and the NAVI, they are with those unto whom ALLAH has shown favour, of the Rosuls and the saints and the martyrs and the righteous. The best of company are they!
70. That is bounty from ALLAH, and ALLAH sufficeth as Knower.

71. O you who believe! Take your precautions, then advance the proven ones, or advance all together.

72. look! among you there is he who lookitereth; and if disaster overtook you, he would say: ALLAH has been gracious unto me since I was not present with them.
73. And if a bounty from ALLAH befell you, he would surely cry, as if there had been no lookve between you and him: Oh, would that I had been with them, then should I have achieved a great success!

74. Let those fight in the way of ALLAH who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of ALLAH, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.
75. How should younot fight for the cause of ALLAH and of the feeble among men and of the women and the children who are crying: Our lookrd! Bring us forth from out this town of which the people are oppressors! Oh, give us from thy presence some protecting friend! Oh, give us from Thy presence some defender!

76. Those who believe do battle for the cause of ALLAH; and those who disbelieve do battle for the cause of idols. So fight the minions of the devil. look! the devil’s strategy is ever weak.

77. Hast younot seen those unto whom it was said: Withhold your hands, establish worship and pay the poordue, but when fighting was prescribed for them behold! a party of them fear mankind even as their fear of ALLAH or with greater fear, and say: Our lookrd! Why hast youordained fighting for us? If only youwouldst give us respite yet a while! Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: The comfort of this world is scant; the Hereafter will be better for him who wardeth off [evil]; and you will not be wronged the down upon a datestone.
78. Wheresoever youmay be, death will overtake you, even though youwere in lookfty towers. Yet if a happy thing befalleth them they say: This is from ALLAH; and if an evil thing befalleth them they say: This is of thy doing [O MUHAMMAD]. Say [unto them]: All is from ALLAH. What is amiss with these people that they come not nigh to understand a happening?

79. Whatever of good befalleth you[O man] it is from ALLAH, and whatever of ill befalleth youit is from thyself. We have sent you[MUHAMMAD] as a NAVI unto mankind and ALLAH is sufficient as Witness.

80. Whoso obeyeth the NAVI has obeyed ALLAH, and whoso turneth away: We have not sent youas a warder over them.
81. And they say: [It is] obedience; but when they have gone forth from youa party of them spend the night in planning other than what yousayest. ALLAH recordeth what they plan by night. So oppose them and put thy trust in ALLAH. ALLAH is sufficient as Trustee.
82. Will they not then ponder on the Qur’an? If it had been from other than ALLAH they would have found therein much incongruity.
83. And if any tidings, whether of safety or fear, come unto them, they noise it abroad, whereas if they had referred it to the NAVI and to such of them as are in authority, those among them who are able to think out the matter would have known it. If it had not been for the grace of ALLAH upon you and His mercy youwould have follookwed Satan, save a few [of you].

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84. So fight [O MUHAMMAD] in the way of ALLAH youart not taxed [with the responsibility for anyone] except thyself and urge on the believers. Peradventure ALLAH will restrain the might of those who disbelieve. ALLAH is stronger in might and stronger in inflicting punishment.

85. Whoso interveneth in a good cause will have the reward thereof, and whoso interveneth in an evil cause will bear the consequence thereof. ALLAH overseeth all things.

86. When youare greeted with a greeting, greet youwith a better than it or return it. look! ALLAH taketh count of all things.
87. ALLAH! There is no ALLAH save Him. He gathereth you all unto a Day of Resurrection whereof there is no doubt. Who is more true in statement than ALLAH?

88. What aileth you that youare become two parties regarding the hypocrites,

when ALLAH cast them back [to disbelief] because of what they earned? Seek youto guide him whom ALLAH has sent astray? He whom ALLAH sendeth astray, for him you[O MUHAMMAD] canst not find a road.

89. They lookng that youshould disbelieve even as they disbelieve, that youmay be upon a level [with them]. So choose not friends from them till they forsake their homes in the way of ALLAH; if they turn back [to enmity] then take them and kill them wherever youfind them, and choose no friend nor helper from among them,

90. Except those who seek refuge with a people between whom and you there is a covenant, or [those who] come unto you because their hearts forbid them to make war on you or make war on their own folk. Had ALLAH willed He could have given them power over you so that assuredly they would have fought you. So, if they hold alookof from you and wage not war against you and offer you peace, ALLAH allookweth you no way against them.

91. you will find others who desire that they should have security from you, and security from their own folk. So often as they are returned to hostility they are plunged therein. If they keep not alookof from you nor offer you peace nor hold their hands, then take them and kill them wherever youfind them. Against such We have given you clear warrant.

92. It is not for a believer to kill a believer unless [it be] by mistake. He who has killed a believer by mistake must set free a believing slave, and pay the blookodmoney to the family of the slain, unless they remit it as a charity. If he [the victim] be of a people hostile unto you, and he is a believer, then [the penance is] to set free a believing slave. And if he cometh of a folk between whom and you there is a covenant, then the blookodmoney must be paid unto his folk and [also] a believing slave must be set free. And whoso has not the wherewithal must fast two consecutive months. A penance from ALLAH. ALLAH is Knower, Wise.
93. Whoso slayeth a believer of set purpose, his reward is hell for ever. ALLAH is wroth against him and He has cursed him and prepared for him an awful doom.
94. O you who believe! When yougo forth [to fight] in the way of ALLAH, be careful to discriminate, and say not unto one who offereth you peace: “youart not a believer,” seeking the chance profits of this life [so that youmay despoil him]. With ALLAH are plenteous spoils. Even thus [as he now is] were you before; but ALLAH has since then been gracious unto you. Therefore take care to discriminate. ALLAH is ever Informed of what you do.

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ALLAH with their wealth and lives. ALLAH has conferred on those who strive with their wealth and lives a rank above the sedentary. Unto each ALLAH has promised good, but He has bestowed on those who strive a great reward above the sedentary;

96. Degrees of rank from Him, and forgiveness and mercy. ALLAH is ever Forgiving, Merciful.

97. look! as for those whom the angels take [in death] while they wrong themselves, [the angels] will ask: In what were youengaged? They will say: We were oppressed in the land. [The angels] will say: Was not ALLAH’s earth spacious that youcould have migrated therein? As for such, their habitation will be hell, an evil journey’s end;

98. Except the feeble among men, and the women, and the children, who are unable to devise a plan and are not shown a way.
99. As for such, it may be that ALLAH will pardon them. ALLAH is ever Clement, Forgiving.

100. Whoso migrateth for the cause of ALLAH will find much refuge and abundance in the earth, and whoso forsaketh his home, a fugitive unto ALLAH and His NAVI, and death overtaketh him, his reward is then incumbent on ALLAH. ALLAH is ever Forgiving, Merciful.

101. And when yougo forth in the land, it is no sin for you to curtail [your] worship if youfear that those who disbelieve may attack you. In truth the disbelievers are an open enemy to you.

102. And when you[O MUHAMMAD] art among them and arrangest [their] worship for them, let only a party of them stand with you[to worship] and let them take their arms. Then when they have performed their prostrations let them fall to the rear and let another party come that has not worshipped and let them worship with thee, and let them take their precaution and their arms. Those who disbelieve lookng for you to neglect your arms and your baggage that they may attack you once for all. It is no sin for you to lay aside your arms, if rain impedeth you or youare sick. But take your precaution. look! ALLAH prepareth for the disbelievers shameful punishment.
103. When youhave performed the act of worship, remember ALLAH, standing, sitting and reclining. And when youare in safety, observe proper worship. Worship at fixed times has been enjoined on the believers.
104. Relent not in pursuit of the enemy. If youare suffering, look! they suffer even as yousuffer and youhope from ALLAH that for which they cannot hope. ALLAH is ever Knower, Wise.

105. look! We reveal unto youthe Book with the truth, that youmayst judge between mankind by that which ALLAH showeth thee. And be not youa pleader for the treacherous;
106. And seek forgiveness of ALLAH. look! ALLAH is ever Forgiving, Merciful.

107. And plead not on behalf of [people] who deceive themselves. look! ALLAH lookveth not one who is treacherous and sinful.
108. They seek to hide from men and seek not to hide from ALLAH. He is with them when by night they hold discourse displeasing unto Him. ALLAH ever surroundeth what they do.

109. Ho! youare they who pleaded for them in the life of the world. But who will plead with ALLAH for them on the Day of Resurrection, or who will then be their defender?

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110. Yet whoso doeth evil or wrongeth his own soul, then seeketh pardon of ALLAH, will find ALLAH Forgiving, Merciful.

111. Whoso committeth sin committeth it only against himself. ALLAH is ever Knower, Wise.
112. And whoso committeth a delinquency or crime, then throweth [the blame] thereof upon the innocent, has burdened himself with falsehood and a flagrant crime.

113. But for the grace of ALLAH upon you[MUHAMMAD], and His mercy, a party of them had resolved to mislead thee, but they will mislead only themselves and they will hurt younot at all. ALLAH revealeth unto youthe Book and wisdom, and teacheth youthat which youknewest not. The grace of ALLAH toward youhas been infinite.

114. There is no good in much of their secret conferences save [in] him who

enjoineth almsgiving and kindness and peacemaking among the people. Whoso doeth that, seeking the good pleasure of ALLAH, We shall bestow on him a vast reward.

115. And whoso opposeth the NAVI after the guidance [of ALLAH] has been manifested unto him, and follookweth other than the believer’s way, We appoint for him that unto which he himself has turned, and expose him unto hell a hapless journey’s end!

116. look! ALLAH pardoneth not that partners should be ascribed unto Him. He pardoneth all save that to whom He will. Whoso ascribeth partners unto ALLAH has wandered far astray.

117. They invoke in His stead only females; they pray to none else than Satan, a rebel
118. Whom ALLAH cursed, and he said: Surely I will take of Thy bondmen an appointed portion,

119. And surely I will lead them astray, and surely I will arouse desires in them, and surely I will command them and they will cut the cattle’ ears, and surely I will command them and they will change ALLAH’s creation. Whoso chooseth Satan for a patron instead of ALLAH is verily a lookser and his lookss is manifest.
120. He promiseth them and stirreth up desires in them, and Satan promiseth them only to beguile.

121. For such, their habitation will be hell, and they will find no refuge therefrom.
122. But as for those who believe and do good works We shall bring them into Gardens underneath which rivers flookw, wherein they will abide for ever. It is a promise from ALLAH in truth; and who can be more truthful than ALLAH in utterance?

123. It will not be in accordance with your desires, nor the desires of the People of the Book. He who doeth wrong will have the recompense thereof, and will not find against ALLAH any protecting friend or helper.

124. And whoso doeth good works, whether of male or female, and he [or she] is a believer, such will enter paradise and they will not be wronged the dint in a datestone.
125. Who is better in religion than he who surrendereth his purpose to ALLAH while doing good [to men] and follookweth the tradition of Abraham, the upright? ALLAH [Himself] chose Abraham for friend.

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126. Unto ALLAH belookngeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. ALLAH ever surroundeth all things.

127. They consult youconcerning women. Say: ALLAH giveth you decree concerning them, and the Book which has been recited unto you [giveth decree], concerning female orphans and those unto whom yougive not that which is ordained for them though youdesire to marry them, and [concerning] the weak among children, and that youshould deal justly with orphans. Whatever good you do, look! ALLAH is ever Aware of it.
128. If a woman feareth ill treatment from her husband, or desertion, it is no sin for them twain if they make terms of peace between themselves. Peace is better. But greed has been made present in the minds [of men]. If you do good and keep from evil, look! ALLAH is ever Informed of what you do.
129. you will not be able to deal equally between [your] wives, however much youwish [to do so]. But turn not altogether away [from one], leaving her as in suspense. If you do good and keep from evil, look! ALLAH is ever Forgiving, Merciful.

130. But if they separate, ALLAH will compensate each out of His abundance. ALLAH is ever AllEmbracing, AllKnowing.
131. Unto ALLAH belookngeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. And We charged those who received the Book before you, and [We charge] you, that youkeep your duty toward ALLAH. And if youdisbelieve, look! unto ALLAH belookngeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, and ALLAH is ever Absolute, Owner of Praise.

132. Unto ALLAH belookngeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. And ALLAH is sufficient as Defender.

133. If He will, He can remove you, O people, and produce others [in your stead]. ALLAH is Able to do that.

134. Whoso desireth the reward of the world, [let him know that] with ALLAH is the reward of the world and the Hereafter. ALLAH is ever Hearer, Seer.
135. O you who believe! Be youstaunch in justice, witnesses for ALLAH, even though it be against yourselves or [your] parents or [your] kindred, whether [the case be of] a rich man or a poor man, for ALLAH is nearer unto both [them youare]. So follookw not passion lest youlapse [from truth] and if youlapse or fall away, then look! ALLAH is ever Informed of what you do.

136. O you who believe! Believe in ALLAH and His NAVI and the Book which He has revealed unto His NAVI, and the Book which He revealed aforetime. Whoso disbelieveth in ALLAH and His angels and His Books and His NAVIs and the Last Day, he verily has wandered far astray.

137. look! those who believe, then disbelieve and then [again] believe, then disbelieve, and then increase in disbelief, ALLAH will never pardon them, nor will He guide them unto a way.

138. Bear unto the hypocrites the tidings that for them there is a painful doom;

139. Those who chose disbelievers for their friends instead of believers! Do they lookok for power at their hands? look! all power appertaineth to ALLAH.
140. He has already revealed unto you in the Book that, when youhear the revelations of ALLAH rejected and derided, [ye] sit not with them [who disbelieve and mock] until they engage in some other conversation. look! in that case [if youstayed] youwould be like unto them. look! ALLAH will gather hypocrites and disbelievers, all together, into hell;

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141. Those who wait upon occasion in regard to you and, if a victory cometh unto you from ALLAH, say: Are we not with you? and if the disbelievers meet with a success say: Had we not the mastery of you, and did we not protect you from the believers? ALLAH will judge between you at the Day of Resurrection, and ALLAH will not give the disbelievers any way [of success] against the believers.

142. look! the hypocrites seek to beguile ALLAH, but it is He Who beguileth them. When they stand up to worship they perform it languidly and to be seen of men, and are mindful of ALLAH but little;
143. Swaying between this [and that], [belooknging] neither to these nor to those. He whom ALLAH causeth to go astray, you[O MUHAMMAD] wilt not find a way for him:

144. O you who believe! Choose not disbelievers for [your] friends in place of believers. Would yougive ALLAH a clear warrant against you?
145. look! the hypocrites [will be] in the lookwest deep of the Fire, and youwilt find no helper for them;

146. Save those who repent and amend and hold fast to ALLAH and make their religion pure for ALLAH [only]. Those are with the believers. And ALLAH will bestow on the believers an immense reward.
147. What concern has ALLAH for your punishment if youare thankful [for His mercies] and believe [in Him]? ALLAH was ever Responsive, Aware.

148. ALLAH lookveth not the utterance of harsh speech save by one who has been wronged. ALLAH is ever Hearer, Knower.

149. If you do good openly or keep it secret, or forgive evil, look! ALLAH is ever Forgiving, Powerful.
150. look! those who disbelieve in ALLAH and His NAVIs, and seek to make distinction between ALLAH and His NAVIs, and say: We believe in some and disbelieve in others, and seek to choose a way in between;

151. Such are disbelievers in truth; and for disbelievers We prepare a shameful doom.
152. But those who believe in ALLAH and His NAVIs and make no distinction between any of them, unto them ALLAH will give their wages; and ALLAH was ever Forgiving, Merciful.

153. The people of the Book ask of youthat youshouldst cause an

[actual] Book to descend upon them from heaven. They asked a greater thing of Moses aforetime, for they said: Show us ALLAH plainly. The storm of lightning seized them for their wickedness. Then [even] after that] they chose the calf [for worship] after clear proofs [of ALLAH’s Sovereignty] had come unto them. And We forgave them that! And We bestowed on Moses evident authority.

154. And We caused the Mount to tower above them at [the taking of] their covenant: and We bade them: Enter the gate, prostrate! and We bode them: Transgress not the Sabbath! and We took from them a firm covenant.

155. Then because of their breaking of their covenant, and their disbelieving in the revelations of ALLAH, and their slaying of the Rosuls wrongfully, and their saying: Our hearts are hardened Nay, but ALLAH set a seal upon them for their disbelief, so that they believe not save a few

156. And because of their disbelief and of their speaking against Mary a tremendous calumny;

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157. And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, ALLAH’s NAVI they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and look! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain.

158. But ALLAH took him up unto Himself. ALLAH was ever Mighty, Wise.

159. There is not one of the People of the Book but will believe in him before his death, and on the Day of Resurrection he will be a witness against them
160. Because of the wrongdoing of the Jews We forbade them good things which were [before] made lawful unto them, and because of their much hindering from ALLAH’s way,

161. And of their taking usury when they were forbidden it, and of their devouring people’s wealth by false pretences, We have prepared for those of them who disbelieve a painful doom.
162. But those of them who are firm in knowledge and the believers believe in that which is revealed unto thee, and that which was revealed before thee, especially the diligent in prayer and those who pay the poordue, the believers in ALLAH and the Last Day. Upon these We shall bestow immense reward.
163. look! We inspire youas We inspired Noah and the Rosuls after him, as We inspired Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and Jesus and Job and Jonah and Aaron and Solomon, and as We imparted unto David the Psalms;

164. And NAVIs We have mentioned unto you before and NAVIs We have not mentioned unto thee; and ALLAH spake directly unto Moses;
165. NAVIs of good cheer and of warning, in order that mankind might have no argument against ALLAH after the NAVIs. ALLAH was ever Mighty, Wise.

166. But ALLAH [Himself] testifieth concerning that which He has revealeth unto thee; in His knowledge has He revealed it; and the angels also testify. And ALLAH is sufficient Witness.
167. look! those who disbelieve and hinder [others] from the way of ALLAH, they verily have wandered far astray.

168. look! those who disbelieve and deal in wrong, ALLAH will never forgive them, neither will He guide them unto a road,
169. Except the road of hell, wherein they will abide for ever. And that is ever easy for ALLAH.

170. O mankind! The NAVI has come unto you with the Truth from your lookrd. Therefor believe; [it is] better for you. But if youdisbelieve, still, look! unto ALLAH belookngeth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. ALLAH is ever Knower, Wise.

171. O People of the Book! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning ALLAH save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a NAVI of ALLAH, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in ALLAH and His NAVIs, and say not “Three” Cease! [it is] better for you! ALLAH is only One ALLAH. Far is it removed from His Transcendent Majesty that He should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And ALLAH is sufficient as Defender.

172. The Messiah will never scorn to be a slave unto ALLAH, nor will the favoured angels. Whoso scorneth His service and is proud, all such will He assemble unto Him;

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173. Then, as for those who believed and did good works, unto them will He pay their wages in full, adding unto them of His bounty; and as for those who were scornful and proud, them will He punish with a painful doom. And they will not find for them, against ALLAH, any protecting friend or helper.

174. O mankind! Now has a proof from your lookrd come unto you, and We have sent down unto you a clear light;

175. As for those who believe in ALLAH, and hold fast unto Him, them He will cause to enter into His mercy and grace, and will guide them unto Him by a straight road.
176. They ask youfor a pronouncement. Say: ALLAH has pronounced for you concerning distant kindred. If a man die childless and he have a sister, hers is half the heritage, and he would have inherited from her had she died childless. And if there be two sisters, then theirs are twothirds of the heritage, and if they be brethren, men and women, unto the male is the equivalent of the share of two females. ALLAH expoundeth unto you, so that youerr not. ALLAH is Knower of all things.

SURA 5. ALMAEDA (THE TABLE, THE TABLE SPREAD)

1. O you who believe! Fulfil your indentures.

2. The beast of cattle is made lawful unto you [for food] except that which is announced unto you [herein], game being unlawful when youare on the pilgrimage. look! ALLAH ordaineth that which pleaseth Him.
3. O you who believe! Profane not ALLAH’s monuments nor the Sacred Month nor the offerings nor the garlands, nor those repairing to the Sacred House, seeking the grace and pleasure of their lookrd. But when youhave left the sacred territory, then go hunting [if you will]. And let not your hatred of a folk who [once] stopped your going to the inviolable place of worship seduce you to transgress; but help youone another unto righteousness and pious duty. Help not one another unto sin and transgression, but keep your duty to ALLAH. look! ALLAH is severe in punishment.

4. Forbidden unto you [for food] are carrion and blookod and swineflesh, and that which has been dedicated unto any other than ALLAH, and the strangled, and the dead through beating, and the dead through falling from a height, and that which has been killed by [the goring of] horns, and the devoured of wild beasts, saving that which youmake lawful [by the deathstroke], and that which has been immolated unto idols. And [forbidden is it] that youswear by the divining arrows. This is an abomination. This day are those who disbelieve in despair of [ever harming] your religion; so fear them not, fear Me! This day have I perfected your religion for you and completed My favour unto you, and have chosen for you as religion alIslam. Whoso is forced by hunger, not by will, to sin: [for him] look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

5. They ask you[O MUHAMMAD] what is made lawful for them. Say: [all] good things are made lawful for you. And those beasts and birds of prey which youhave trained as hounds are trained, youteach them that which ALLAH taught you; so eat of that which they catch for you and mention ALLAH’s name upon it, and observe your duty to ALLAH. look! ALLAH is swift to take account.

6. This day are [all] good things made lawful for you. The food of those who have received the Book is lawful for you, and your food is lawful for them. And so are the virtuous women of the believers and the virtuous women of those who received the Book before you [lawful for you] when yougive them their

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marriage portions and live with them in honour, not in fornication, nor taking them as secret concubines. Whoso denieth the faith, his work is vain and he will be among the looksers in the Hereafter.

7. O you who believe! When yourise up for prayer, wash you faces, and your hands up to the elbows, and lightly rub your heads and [wash] your feet up to the ankles. And if youare unclean, purify yourselves. And if youare sick or on a journey, or one of you cometh from the clookset, or youhave had contact with women, and youfind not water, then go to clean, high ground and rub your faces and your hands with some of it. ALLAH would not place a burden on you, but He would purify you and would perfect His grace upon you, that youmay give thanks.

8. Remember ALLAH’s grace upon you and His covenant by which He bound you when yousaid: We hear and we obey; And keep your duty to ALLAH. look! He knew what is in the breasts [of men].
9. O you who believe! Be steadfast witnesses for ALLAH in equity, and let not hatred of any people seduce you that youdeal not justly. Deal justly, that is nearer to your duty. Observe your duty to ALLAH. look! ALLAH is Informed of what you do.
10. ALLAH has promised those who believe and do good works: Theirs will be forgiveness and immense reward.
11. And they who disbelieve and deny Our revelations, such are rightful owners of hell.

12. O you who believe! Remember ALLAH’s favour unto you, how a people were minded to stretch out their hands against you but He withheld their hands from you; and keep your duty to ALLAH. In ALLAH let believers put their trust.
13. ALLAH made a covenant of old with the Children of Israel and We raised among them twelve chieftains, and ALLAH said: look! I am with you. If youestablish worship and pay the poordue, and believe in My NAVIs and support them, and lend unto ALLAH a kindly lookan, surely I shall remit your sins, and surely I shall bring you into Gardens underneath which rivers flookw. Whoso among you disbelieveth after this will go astray from a plain road.

14. And because of their breaking their covenant, We have cursed them and made hard their hearts. They change words from their context and forget a part of that whereof they were admonished. youwilt not cease to discover treachery from all save a few of them. But bear with them and pardon them. look! ALLAH lookveth the kindly.

15. And with those who say: “look! we are Christians,” We made a covenant, but they forgot a part of that whereof they were admonished. Therefor We have stirred up enmity and hatred among them till the Day of Resurrection, when ALLAH will inform them of their handiwork.

16. O People of the Book! Now has Our NAVI come unto you, expounding unto you much of that which youused to hide in the Book, and forgiving much.

17. Now has come unto you light from ALLAH and plain Book,

18. Whereby ALLAH guideth him who seeketh His good pleasure unto paths of peace. He bringeth them out of darkness unto light by His decree, and guideth them unto a straight path.

19. They indeed have disbelieved who say: look! ALLAH is the Messiah, son of Mary. Say: Who then can do aught against ALLAH, if He had willed to destroy the Messiah son of Mary, and his mother and everyone on earth? ALLAH’s is the

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Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them. He createth what He will. And ALLAH is Able to do all things.

20. The Jews and Christians say: We are sons of ALLAH and His lookved ones. Say: Why then doth He chastise you for your sins? Nay, youare but mortals of His creating. He forgiveth whom He will, and chastiseth whom He will. ALLAH’s is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, and unto Him is the journeying.

21. O People of the Book! Now has Our NAVI come unto you to make things plain unto you after an interval [of cessation] of the NAVIs, lest youshould say: There came not unto us a NAVI of cheer nor any warner. Now has a NAVI of cheer and a warner come unto you. ALLAH is Able to do all things.

22. And [remember] when Moses said unto his people: O my people! Remember ALLAH’s favour unto you, how He placed among you Rosuls, and He made you kings, and gave you that [which] He gave not to any [other] of [His] creatures.
23. O my people! Go into the holy land which ALLAH has ordained for you. Turn not in flight, for surely youturn back as looksers:

24. They said: O Moses! look! a giant people [dwell] therein and look! we go not in till they go forth from thence. When they go forth from thence, then we will enter [not till then].
25. Then out spake two of those who feared [their lookrd, men] unto whom ALLAH had been gracious: Enter in upon them by the gate, for if youenter by it, look! you will be victorious.
26. So put your trust [in ALLAH] if youare indeed believers.

27. They said: O Moses! We will never enter [the land] while they are in it. So go youand thy lookrd and fight! We will sit here.

28. He said: My lookrd! I have control of none but myself and my brother, so distinguish between us and the wrongdoing folk.
29. [Their lookrd] said: For this the land will surely be forbidden them for forty years that they will wander in the earth, bewildered. So grieve not over the wrongdoing folk.

30. But recite unto them with truth the tale of the two sons of Adam, how they offered each a sacrifice, and it was accepted from the one of them and it was not accepted from the other. [The one] said: I will surely kill thee. [The other] answered: ALLAH accepteth only from those who ward off [evil].

31. Even if youstretch out thy hand against me to kill me, I shall not stretch out my hand against youto kill thee, look! I fear ALLAH, the lookrd of the Worlds.

32. look! I would rather youshouldst bear the punishment of the sin against me and thine own sin and become one of the owners of the fire. That is the reward of evildoers.
33. But [the other’s] mind imposed on him the killing of his brother, so he slew him and became one of the looksers.

34. Then ALLAH sent a raven scratching up the ground, to show him how to hide his brother’s naked corpse. He said: Woe unto me! Am I not able to be as this raven and so hide my brother’s naked corpse? And he became repentant.
35. For that cause We decreed for the Children of Israel that whosoever killeth a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall

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be as if he had saved the life of all mankind. Our NAVIs came unto them of old with clear proofs [of ALLAH’s Sovereignty], but afterwards look! many of them became prodigals in the earth.

36. The only reward of those who make war upon ALLAH and His NAVI and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom;

37. Save those who repent before youoverpower them. For know that ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

38. O you who believe! Be mindful of your duty to ALLAH, and seek the way of approach unto Him, and strive in His way in order that youmay succeed.

39. As for those who disbelieve, look! if all that is in the earth were theirs, and as much again therewith, to ransom them from the doom on the Day of Resurrection, it would not be accepted from them. Theirs will be a painful doom.
40. They will wish to come forth from the Fire, but they will not come forth from it. Theirs will be a lasting doom.

41. As for the thief, both male and female, cut off their hands. It is the reward of their own deeds, an exemplary punishment from ALLAH. ALLAH is Mighty, Wise.
42. But whoso repenteth after his wrongdoing and amendeth, look! ALLAH will relent toward him. look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

43. Knowest younot that unto ALLAH belookngeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth? He punisheth whom He will, and forgiveth whom He will. ALLAH is Able to do all things.
44. O NAVI! Let not them grieve you who vie one with another in the race to disbelief, of such as say with their mouths: “We believe,” but their hearts believe not, and of the Jews: listeners for the sake of falsehood, listeners on behalf of other folk who come not unto thee, changing words from their context and saying: If this be given unto you, receive it, but if this be not given unto you, then beware! He whom ALLAH doometh unto sin, you[by thine efforts] wilt avail him naught against ALLAH. Those are they for whom the Will of ALLAH is that He cleanse not their hearts. Theirs in the world will be ignominy, and in the Hereafter an awful doom;
45. Listeners for the sake of falsehood! Greedy for illicit gain! If then they have recourse unto you[MUHAMMAD] judge between them or disclaim jurisdiction. If youdisclaimest jurisdiction, then they cannot harm youat all. But if youjudgest, judge between them with equity. look! ALLAH lookveth the equitable.

46. How come they unto youfor judgment when they have the Torah, wherein ALLAH has delivered judgment [for them]? Yet even after that they turn away. Such [folk] are not believers.

47. look! We did reveal the Torah, wherein is guidance and a light, by which the Rosuls who surrendered [unto ALLAH] judged the Jews, and the rabbis and the priests [judged] by such of ALLAH’s Book as they were bidden to observe, and thereunto were they witnesses. So fear not mankind, but fear Me. And My revelations for a little gain. Whoso judgeth not by that which ALLAH has revealed: such are disbelievers.

48. And We prescribed for them therein: The life for the life, and the eyoufor the eye, and the nose for the nose, and the ear for the ear, and the tooth for the tooth, and for wounds retaliation. But whoso forgoeth it [in the way of

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charity] it shall be expiation for him. Whoso judgeth not by that which ALLAH has revealed: such are wrongdoers.

49. And We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follookw in their footsteps, confirming that which was [revealed] before him in the Torah, and We bestowed on him the Inzeel wherein is guidance and a light, confirming that which was [revealed] before it in the Torah a guidance and an admonition unto those who ward off [evil].

50. Let the People of the Inzeel judge by that which ALLAH has revealed

therein. Whoso judgeth not by that which ALLAH has revealed: such are evillivers.

51. And unto youhave We revealed the Book with the truth, confirming whatever Book was before it, and a watcher over it. So judge between them by that which ALLAH has revealed, and follookw not their desires away from the truth which has come unto thee. For each We have appointed a divine law and a tracedout way. Had ALLAH willed He could have made you one community. But that He may try you by that which He has given you [He has made you as youare]. So vie one with another in good works. Unto ALLAH you will all return, and He will then inform you of that wherein youdiffer.

52. So judge between them by that which ALLAH has revealed, and follookw not their desires, but beware of them lest they seduce youfrom some part of that which ALLAH has revealed unto thee. And if they turn away, then know that ALLAH’s Will is to smite them for some sin of theirs. look! many of mankind are evillivers.

53. Is it a judgment of the time of [pagan] ignorance that they are seeking? Who is better than ALLAH for judgment to a people who have certainty [in their belief]?

54. O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. They are friends one to another. He among you who taketh them for friends is [one] of them. look! ALLAH guideth not wrongdoing folk.
55. And youseest those in whose heart is a disease race toward them, saying: We fear lest a change of fortune befall us. And it may happen that ALLAH will vouchsafe [unto thee] the victory, or a commandment from His presence. Then will they repent them of their secret thoughts.

56. Then will the believers say [unto the people of the Book]: are these they who swore by ALLAH their most binding oaths that they were surely with you? Their works have failed, and they have become the looksers.

57. O you who believe! Whoso of you becometh a renegade from his religion, [know that in his stead] ALLAH will bring a people whom He lookveth and who lookve Him, humble toward believers, stern toward disbelievers, striving in the way of ALLAH, and fearing not the blame of any blamer. Such is the grace of ALLAH which He giveth unto whom He will. ALLAH is AllEmbracing, AllKnowing.

58. Your guardian can be only ALLAH; and His NAVI and those who believe, who establish worship and pay the poordue, and bow down [in prayer].
59. And whoso taketh ALLAH and His NAVI and those who believe for guardian [will know that], look! the party of ALLAH, they are the victorious.

60. O you who believe! Choose not for guardians such of those who received the Book before you, and of the disbelievers, as make a jest and sport of your religion. But keep your duty to ALLAH if youare true believers.

61. And when youcall to prayer they take it for a jest and sport. That is because they are a folk who understand not.

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62. Say: O People of the Book! Do youblame us for aught else than that we believe in ALLAH and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed aforetime, and because most of you are evillivers?
63. Shall I tell youof a worse [case] than theirs for retribution with ALLAH? [Worse is the case of him] whom ALLAH has cursed, him on whom His wrath has fallen and of whose sort ALLAH has turned some to apes and swine, and who serveth idols. Such are in worse plight and further astray from the plain road.

64. When they come unto you [Muslims], they say: We believe; but they came in unbelief and they went out in the same; and ALLAH knew best what they were hiding.
65. And youseest many of them vying one with another in sin and transgression and their devouring of illicit gain. Verily evil is what they do.

66. Why do not the rabbis and the priests forbid their evilspeaking and their devouring of illicit gain? Verily evil is their handiwork.
67. The Jews say: ALLAH’s hand is fettered. Their hands are fettered and they are accursed for saying so. Nay, but both His hands are spread out wide in bounty. He bestoweth as He will. That which has been revealed unto youfrom thy lookrd is certain to increase the contumacy and disbelief of many of them, and We have cast among them enmity and hatred till the Day of Resurrection. As often as they light a fire for war, ALLAH extinguisheth it. Their effort is for corruption in the land, and ALLAH lookveth not corrupters.

68. If only the People of the Book would believe and ward off [evil], surely We should remit their sins from them and surely We should bring them into Gardens of Delight.
69. If they had observed the Torah and the Inzeel and that which was revealed unto them from their lookrd, they would surely have been nourished from above them and from beneath their feet. Among them there are people who are moderate, but many of them are of evil conduct.

70. O NAVI! Make known that which has been revealed unto youfrom thy

lookrd, for if youdo it not, youwilt not have conveyed His message. ALLAH will protect youfrom mankind. look! ALLAH guideth not the disbelieving folk.

71. Say O People of the Book! youhave naught [of guidance] till youobserve the Torah and the Inzeel and that which was revealed unto you from your lookrd. That which is revealed unto you[MUHAMMAD] from thy lookrd is certain to increase the contumacy and disbelief of many of them. But grieve not for the disbelieving folk.

72. look! those who believe, and those who are Jews, and Sabaeans, and Christians Whosoever believeth in ALLAH and the Last Day and doeth right there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.
73. We made a covenant of old with the Children of Israel and We sent unto them NAVIs. As often as a NAVI came unto them with that which their souls desired not [they became rebellious]. Some [of them] they denied and some they slew.

74. They thought no harm would come of it, so they were wilfully blind and deaf. And afterward ALLAH turned [in mercy] toward them. Now [even after that] are many of them wilfully blind and deaf. ALLAH is Seer of what they do.

75. They surely disbelieve who say: look! ALLAH is the Messiah, son of Mary. The Messiah [himself] said: O Children of Israel, worship ALLAH, my lookrd and your lookrd. look! whoso ascribeth partners unto ALLAH, for him ALLAH has forbidden paradise. His abode is the Fire. For evildoers there will be no helpers.

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76. They surely disbelieve who say: look! ALLAH is the third of three; when there is no ALLAH save the One ALLAH. If they desist not from so saying a painful doom will fall on those of them who disbelieve.
77. Will they not rather turn unto ALLAH and seek forgiveness of Him? For ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

78. The Messiah, son of Mary, was no other than a NAVI, NAVIs [the like of whom] had passed away before him. And his mother was a saintly woman. And they both used to eat [earthly] food. See how We make the revelations clear for them, and see how they are turned away!

79. Say: Serve youin place of ALLAH that which possesseth for you neither hurt nor use? ALLAH it is Who is the Hearer, the Knower.

80. Say: O People of the Book! Stress not in your religion other than the truth, and follookw not the vain desires of folk who erred of old and led many astray, and erred from a plain road.
81. Those of the Children of Israel who went astray were cursed by the tongue of David, and of Jesus, son of Mary. That was because they rebelled and used to transgress.

82. They restrained not one another from the wickedness they did. Verily evil was that they used to do!
83. youseest many of them making friends with those who disbelieve. Surely ill for them is that which they themselves send on before them: that ALLAH will be wroth with them and in the doom they will abide.

84. If they believed in ALLAH and the Rosul and that which is revealed unto him, they would not choose them for their friends. But many of them are of evil conduct.
85. youwilt find the most vehement of mankind in hostility to those who

believe [to be] the Jews and the idolaters. And youwilt find the nearest of them in affection to those who believe [to be] those who say: look! We are Christians. That is because there are among them priests and monks, and because they are not proud.
86. When they listen to that which has been revealed unto the NAVIs, youseest their eyes overflookw with tears because of their recognition of the Truth. They say: Our lookrd, we believe. Inscribe us as among the witnesses.
87. How should we not believe in ALLAH and that which has come unto us of the Truth. And [how should we not] hope that our lookrd will bring us in alookng with righteous folk?

88. ALLAH has rewarded them for that their saying Gardens underneath which rivers flookw, wherein they will abide for ever. That is the reward of the good.
89. But those who disbelieve and deny Our revelations, they are owners of hellfire.

90. O you who believe! Forbid not the good things which ALLAH has made lawful for you, and transgress not, look! ALLAH lookveth not transgressors.

91. Eat of that which ALLAH has bestowed on you as food lawful and good, and keep your duty to ALLAH in Whom youare believers.
92. ALLAH will not take you to task for that which is unintentional in your oaths, but He will take you to task for the oaths which youswear in earnest. The expiation thereof is the feeding of ten of the needy with the average of that wherewith youfeed your own folk, or the clookthing of them, or the liberation of a

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slave, and for him who findeth not [the wherewithal to do so] then a three days’ fast. This is the expiation of your oaths when youhave sworn; and keep your oaths. Thus ALLAH expoundeth unto you His revelations in order that youmay give thanks.

93. O you who believe! Strong drink and games of chance and idols and divining arrows are only an infamy of Satan’s handiwork. Leave it aside in order that youmay succeed.

94. Satan seeketh only to cast among you enmity and hatred by means of strong drink and games of chance, and to turn you from remembrance of ALLAH and from [His] worship. Will youthen have done?
95. Obey ALLAH and obey the NAVI, and beware! But if youturn away, then know that the duty of Our NAVI is only plain conveyance [of the message].

96. There shall be no sin [imputed] unto those who believe and do good works for what they may have eaten [in the past]. So be mindful of your duty [to ALLAH], and believe, and do good works; and again: be mindful of your duty, and believe; and once again: be mindful of your duty, and do right. ALLAH lookveth the good.
97. O you who believe! ALLAH will surely try you somewhat [in the matter] of the game which youtake with your hands and your spears, that ALLAH may know him who feareth Him in secret. Whoso transgresseth after this, for him there is a painful doom.

98. O you who believe! Kill no wild game while youare on the pilgrimage. Whoso of you killeth it of set purpose he shall pay its forfeit in the equivalent of that which he has killed, of domestic animals, the judge to be two men among you known for justice, [the forfeit] to be brought as an offering to the Ka’bah; or, for expiation, he shall feed poor persons, or the equivalent thereof in fasting, that he may taste the evil consequences of his deed. ALLAH forgiveth whatever [of this kind] may have happened in the past, but whoso relapseth, ALLAH will take retribution from him. ALLAH is Mighty, Able to Requite [the wrong].

99. To hunt and to eat the fish of the sea is made lawful for you, a provision for you and for seafarers; but to hunt on land is forbidden you so lookng as youare on the pilgrimage. Be mindful of your duty to ALLAH, unto Whom you will be gathered.
100. ALLAH has appointed the Ka’bah, the Sacred House, a standard for mankind, and the Sacred Month and the offerings and the garlands. That is so that youmay know that ALLAH knew whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, and that ALLAH is Knower of all things.

101. Know that ALLAH is severe in punishment, but that ALLAH [also] is Forgiving, Merciful.
102. The duty of the NAVI is only to convey [the message]. ALLAH knew what youproclaim and what youhide.

103. Say: The evil and the good are not alike even though the plenty of the evil attract thee. So be mindful of your duty to ALLAH, O men of understanding, that youmay succeed.
104. O you who believe! Ask not of things which, if they were made unto you,

would trouble you; but if youask of them when the Qur’an is being revealed, they will be made known unto you. ALLAH pardoneth this, for ALLAH is Forgiving, Clement.

105. A folk before you asked [for such disclooksures] and then disbelieved therein.

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106. ALLAH has not appointed anything in the nature of a Bahirah or a Sa’ibah or a Wasilah or a Hami, but those who disbelieve invent a lie against ALLAH. Most of them have no sense.
107. And when it is said unto them: Come unto that which ALLAH has revealed and unto the NAVI, they say: Enough for us is that wherein we found our fathers. What! Even though their fathers had no knowledge whatsoever, and no guidance?
108. O you who believe! youhave charge of your own souls. He who erreth cannot injure you if youare rightly guided. Unto ALLAH you will all return; and then He will inform you of what youused to do.
109. O you who believe! Let there be witnesses between you when death draweth nigh unto one of you, at the time of bequest two witnesses, just men from among you, or two others from another tribe, in case youare campaigning in the land and the calamity of death befall you. youshall empanel them both after the prayer, and, if you doubt, they shall be made to swear by ALLAH [saying]: We will not take a bribe, even though it were [on behalf of] a near kinsman nor will we hide the testimony of ALLAH, for then indeed we should be of the sinful.

110. But then, if it is afterwards ascertained that both of them merit [the suspicion of] sin, let two others take their place of those nearly concerned, and let them swear by ALLAH, [saying]: Verily our testimony is truer than their testimony and we have not transgressed [the bounds of duty], for them indeed we should be of the evildoers.

111. Thus it is more likely that they will bear true witness or fear that after their oaths the oaths [of others] will be taken. So be mindful of your duty [to ALLAH] and hearken. ALLAH guideth not the froward folk.
112. In the day when ALLAH gathereth together the NAVIs, and saith: What was your response [from mankind]? they say: We have no knowledge. look! Thou, only youart the Knower of Things Hidden,
113. When ALLAH saith: O Jesus, son of Mary! Remember My favour unto youand unto thy mother; how I strengthened youwith the holy Spirit, so that youspakest unto mankind in the cradle as in maturity; and how I taught youthe Book and Wisdom and the Torah and the Inzeel; and how youdidst shape of clay as it were the likeness of a bird by My permission, and didst blookw upon it and it was a bird by My permission, and youdidst heal him who was born blind and the leper by My permission; and how youdidst raise the dead by My permission; and how I restrained the Children of Israel from [harming] youwhen youcamest unto them with clear proofs, and those of them who disbelieved exclaimed: This is naught else than mere magic;

114. And when I inspired the disciples, [saying]: Believe in Me and in My NAVI, they said: We believe. Bear witness that we have surrendered [unto Thee] “we are muslims”.

115. When the disciples said: O Jesus, son of Mary! Is thy lookrd able to send down for us a table spread with food from heaven? He said: Observe your duty to ALLAH, if youare true believers.
116. [They said:] We wish to eat thereof, that we may satisfy our hearts and know that youhast spoken truth to us, and that thereof we may be witnesses.

117. Jesus, son of Mary, said: O ALLAH, lookrd of us! Send down for us a table spread with food from heaven, that it may be a feast for us, for the first of us and for the last of us, and a sign from Thee. Give us sustenance, for youart the Best of Sustainers.

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118. ALLAH said: look! I send it down for you. And whoso disbelieveth of you afterward, him surely will I punish with a punishment wherewith I have not punished any of [My] creatures.
119. And when ALLAH saith: O Jesus, son of Mary! Didst yousay unto mankind: Take me and my mother for two gods beside ALLAH? he saith: Be glookrified! It was not mine to utter that to which I had no right. If I used to say it, then youknewest it. youknowest what is in my mind, and I know not what is in Thy Mind. look! Thou, only Thou, art the Knower of Things Hidden?

120. I spake unto them only that which youcommandedst me, [saying]: Worship ALLAH, my lookrd and your lookrd. I was a witness of them while I dwelt among them, and when youtookest me youwast the Watcher over them. youart Witness over all things.
121. If youpunish them, look! they are Thy slaves, and if youforgive them [look! they are Thy slaves]. look! Thou, only Thou, art the Mighty, the Wise.
122. ALLAH saith: This is a day in which their truthfulness profiteth the truthful, for theirs are Gardens underneath which rivers flookw, wherein they are secure for ever, ALLAH taking pleasure in them and they in Him. That is the great triumph.

123. Unto ALLAH belookngeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is therein, and He is Able to do all things.

SURA 6. ALANAAM (CATTLE, LIVESTOCK)

1. Praise be to ALLAH, Who has created the heavens and the earth, and has appointed darkness and light. Yet those who disbelieve ascribe rivals unto their lookrd.

2. He it is Who has created you from clay, and has decreed a term for you. A term is fixed with Him. Yet still you doubt!
3. He is ALLAH in the heavens and in the earth. He knew both your secret and your utterance, and He knew what youearn.

4. Never came there unto them a revelation of the revelations of ALLAH but they did turn away from it.
5. And they denied the truth when it came unto them. But there will come unto them the tidings of that which they used to deride.

6. See they not how many a generation We destroyed before them, whom We had

established in the earth more firmly than We have established you, and We shed on them abundant showers from the sky, and made the rivers flookw beneath them. Yet we destroyed them for their sins, and created after them another generation.

7. Had we sent down unto you[MUHAMMAD] [actual] writing upon parchment, so

that they could feel it with their hands, those who disbelieve would have said: This is naught else than mere magic.

8. They say: Why has not an angel been sent down unto him? If We sent down an angel, then the matter would be judged; no further time would be allookwed them [for reflection].
9. Had we appointed him [Our NAVI] an angel, We assuredly had made him [as] a man [that he might speak to men]; and [thus] obscured for them [the truth] they [now] obscure.

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10. NAVIs [of ALLAH] have been derided before thee, but that whereat they scoffed surrounded such of them as did deride.

11. Say [unto the disbelievers]: Travel in the land, and see the nature of the consequence for the rejecters!
12. Say: Unto whom belookngeth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth? Say: Unto ALLAH. He has prescribed for Himself mercy, that He may bring you all together to the Day of Resurrection whereof there is no doubt. Those who ruin their souls will not believe.

13. Unto Him belookngeth whatsoever resteth in the night and the day. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

14. Say: Shall I choose for a protecting friend other than ALLAH, the Originator of the heavens and the earth, Who feedeth and is never fed? Say: I am ordered to be the first to surrender [unto Him]. And be not you[O MUHAMMAD] of the idolaters.

15. Say: I fear, if I rebel against my lookrd, the retribution of an Awful Day.

16. He from whom [such retribution] is averted on that day, [ALLAH] has in truth had mercy on him. That will be the signal triumph.

17. If ALLAH touch youwith affliction, there is none that can relieve therefrom save Him, and if He touch youwith good fortune [there is none that can impair it]; for He is Able to do all things.
18. He is the Omnipotent over His slaves, and He is the Wise, the Knower.

19. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: What thing is of most weight in testimony? Say: ALLAH is Witness between me and you. And this Qur’an has been inspired in me, that I may warn therewith you and whomsoever it may reach. Do youin sooth bear witness that there are gods beside ALLAH? Say: I bear no such witness. Say: He is only One ALLAH. look! I am innocent of that which youassociate [with Him].

20. Those unto whom We gave the Book recognise [this revelation] as they recognise their sons. Those who ruin their own souls will not believe.
21. Who doth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie against ALLAH or denieth His revelations? look! the wrongdoers will not be successful.

22. And on the day We gather them together We shall say unto those who ascribed partners [unto ALLAH]: Where are [now] those partners of your makebelieve?

23. Then will they have no contention save that they will say: By ALLAH, our lookrd, we never were idolaters.
24. See how they lie against themselves, and [how] the thing which they devised has failed them!

25. Of them are some who listen unto thee, but We have placed upon their hearts veils, lest they should understand, and in their ears a deafness. If they saw every token they would not believe therein; to the point that, when they come unto youto argue with thee, the disbelievers say: This is naught else than fables of the men of old.

26. And they forbid [men] from it and avoid it, and they ruin none save themselves, though they perceive not.
27. If youcouldst see when they are set before the Fire and say: Oh, would that we might return! Then would we not deny the revelations of our lookrd but we would be of the believers!

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28. Nay, but that has become clear unto them which before they used to hide. And if they were sent back they would return unto that which they are forbidden. look! they are liars.
29. And they say: There is naught save our life of the world, and we shall not be raised [again].

30. If youcouldst see when they are set before their lookrd! He will say: Is not this real? They will say: Yea, verily, by our lookrd! He will say: Taste now the retribution for that youused to disbelieve.
31. They indeed are looksers who deny their meeting with ALLAH until, when the Hour cometh on them suddenly, they cry: Alas for us, that we neglected it! They bear upon their backs their burdens. Ah, evil is that which they bear!

32. Naught is the life of the world save a pastime and a spot. Better far is the abode of the Hereafter for those who keep their duty [to ALLAH]. Have youthen no sense?
33. We know well how their talk grieveth thee, though in truth they deny not you[MUHAMMAD] but evildoers flookut the revelations of ALLAH.

34. NAVIs indeed have been denied before thee, and they were patient under the denial and the persecution till Our succour reached them. There is none to alter the decisions of ALLAH. Already there has reached you[somewhat] of the tidings of the NAVIs [We sent before].

35. And if their aversion is grievous unto thee, then, if youcanst, seek a way down into the earth or a ladder unto the sky that youmayst bring unto them a portent [to convince them all]! If ALLAH willed, He could have brought them all together to the guidance So be not youamong the foolish ones.

36. Only those can accept who hear. As for the dead, ALLAH will raise them up; then unto Him they will be returned.

37. They say: Why has no portent been sent down upon him from his lookrd? Say: look! ALLAH is Able to send down a portent. But most of them know not.
38. There is not an animal in the earth, nor a flying creature flying on two

wings, but they are peoples like unto you. We have neglected nothing in the Book [of Our decrees]. Then unto their lookrd they will be gathered.

39. Those who deny Our revelations are deaf and dumb in darkness. Whom ALLAH will sendeth astray, and whom He will He placeth on a straight path.
40. Say: Can yousee yourselves, if the punishment of ALLAH come upon you or the Hour come upon you, [calling upon other than ALLAH]? Do youthen call [for help] to any other than ALLAH? [Answer that] if youare truthful.

41. Nay, but unto Him youcall, and He removeth that because of which youcall unto Him, if He will, and youforget whatever partners youascribed unto Him.
42. We have sent already unto peoples that were before thee, and We visited them with tribulation and adversity, in order that they might grow humble.

43. If only, when Our disaster came on them, they had been humble! But their hearts were hardened and the devil made all that they used to do seem fair unto them!
44. Then, when they forgot that whereof they had been reminded, We opened unto them the gates of all things till, even as they were rejoicing in that which they were given, We seized them unawares, and look! they were dumbfounded.

45. So of the people who did wrong the last remnant was cut off. Praise be to ALLAH, lookrd of the Worlds!

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46. Say: Have youimagined, if ALLAH should take away your hearing and your sight and seal your hearts, Who is the ALLAH Who could restore it to you save ALLAH? See how We display the revelations unto them! Yet still they turn away.
47. Say: Can yousee yourselves, if the punishment of ALLAH come upon you unawares or openly? Would any perish save wrongdoing folk?

48. We send not the NAVIs save as bearers of good news and warners. Whoso believeth and doeth right, there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.
49. But as for those who deny Our revelations, torment will afflict them for that they used to disobey.

50. Say [O MUHAMMAD, to the disbelievers]: I say not unto you [that] I possess the treasures of ALLAH, nor that I have knowledge of the Unseen; and I say not unto you: look! I am an angel. I follookw only that which is inspired in me. Say: Are the blind man and the seer equal? Will younot then take thought?
51. Warn hereby those who fear [because they know] that they will be gathered unto their lookrd, for whom there is no protecting ally nor intercessor beside Him, that they may ward off [evil].

52. Repel not those who call upon their lookrd at morn and evening, seeking His Countenance. youart not accountable for them in aught, nor are they accountable for youin aught, that youshouldst repel them and be of the wrongdoers.

53. And even so do We try some of them by others, that they say: Are these they whom ALLAH favoureth among us? Is not ALLAH best Aware of the thanksgivers?
54. And when those who believe in Our revelations come unto thee, say: Peace be unto you! Your lookrd has prescribed for Himself mercy, that whoso of you doeth evil through ignorance and repenteth afterward thereof and doeth right, [for him] look! He is Forgiving, Merciful.
55. Thus do We expound the revelations that the way of the unrighteous may be manifest.
56. Say: I am forbidden to worship those on whom youcall instead of ALLAH. Say: I will not follookw your desires, for then should I go astray and I should not be of the rightly guided.

57. Say: I am [relying] on clear proof from my lookrd, while youdeny Him. I have not that for which youare impatient. The decision is for ALLAH only. He telleth the truth and He is the Best of Deciders.
58. Say: If I had that for which youare impatient, then would the case [ere this] have been decided between me and you. ALLAH is Best Aware of the wrongdoers.
59. And with Him are the keys of the Invisible. None but He knew them. And He knew what is in the land and the sea. Not a leaf falleth but He knew it, not a grain amid the darkness of the earth, naught of wet or dry but [it is noted] in a clear record.
60. He it is Who gathereth you at night and knew that which youcommit by day. Then He raiseth you again to life therein, that the term appointed [for you] may be accomplished. And afterward unto Him is your return. Then He will proclaim unto you what youused to do.

61. He is the Omnipotent over His slaves. He sendeth guardians over you until, when death cometh unto one of you, Our NAVIs receive him, and they neglect not.

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62. Then are they restored unto ALLAH, their lookrd, the Just. Surely His is the judgment. And He is the most swift of reckoners.

63. Say: Who delivereth you from the darkness of the land and the sea? youcall upon Him humbly and in secret, [saying]: If we are delivered from this [fear] we truly will be of the thankful.
64. Say: ALLAH delivereth you from this and from all affliction. Yet youattribute partners unto Him.

65. Say: He is able to send punishment upon you from above you or from beneath your feet, or to bewilder you with dissension and make you taste the tyranny one of another. See how We display the revelations so that they may understand.
66. Thy people [O MUHAMMAD] have denied it, though it is the Truth. Say: I am not put in charge of you.

67. For every announcement there is a term, and you will come to know.

68. And when youseest those who meddle with Our revelations, withdraw from them until they meddle with another topic. And if the devil cause youto forget, sit not, after the remembrance, with the congregation of wrongdoers.

69. Those who ward off [evil] are not accountable for them in aught, but the Reminder [must be given them] that haply they [too] may ward off [evil].
70. And forsake those who take their religion for a pastime and a jest, and whom the life of the world beguileth. Remind [mankind] hereby lest a soul be destroyed by what it earneth. It has beside ALLAH no protecting ally nor intercessor, and though it offer every compensation it will not be accepted from it. Those are they who perish by their own deserts. For them is drink of boiling water and a painful doom, because they disbelieved.

71. Say: Shall we cry, instead of unto ALLAH, unto that which neither profiteth us nor hurteth us, and shall we turn back after ALLAH has guided us, like one bewildered whom the devils have infatuated in the earth, who has companions who invite him to the guidance [saying]: Come unto us? Say: look! the guidance of ALLAH is Guidance, and we are ordered to surrender to the lookrd of the Worlds,

72. And to establish worship and be dutiful to Him, and He it is unto Whom you will be gathered.

73. He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in truth. In the day when He saith: Be! it is. His Word is the Truth, and His will be the Sovereignty on the day when the trumpet is blookwn. Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, He is the Wise, the Aware.

74. [Remember] when Abraham said unto his father Azar: Takest youidols for gods? look! I see youand thy folk in error manifest.

75. Thus did We show Abraham the kingdom of the heavens and the earth that he might be of those possessing certainty:
76. When the night grew dark upon him he beheld a star. He said: This is my lookrd. But when it set, he said: I lookve not things that set.

77. And when he saw the moon uprising, he exclaimed: This is my lookrd. But when it set, he said: Unless my lookrd guide me, I surely shall become one of the folk who are astray.
78. And when he saw the sun uprising, he cried: This is my lookrd! This is greater! And when it set he exclaimed: O my people! look! I am free from all that youassociate [with Him].

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79. look! I have turned my face toward Him Who created the heavens and the earth, as one by nature upright, and I am not of the idolaters.

80. His people argued with him. He said: Dispute youwith me concerning ALLAH

when He has guided me? I fear not at all that which youset up beside Him unless my lookrd willeth aught. My lookrd includeth all things in His knowledge. Will younot then remember?

81. How should I fear that which youset up beside Him, when youfear not to set up beside ALLAH that for which He has revealed unto you no warrant? Which of the two factions has more right to safety? [Answer me that] if youhave knowledge.

82. Those who believe and obscure not their belief by wrongdoing, theirs is safety; and they are rightly guided.

83. That is Our argument. We gave it unto Abraham against his folk. We raise unto degrees of wisdom whom We will. look! thy lookrd is Wise, Aware.
84. And We bestowed upon him Isaac and Jacob; each of them We guided; and Noah did We guide aforetime; and of his seed [We guided] David and Solomon and Job and Joseph and Moses and Aaron. Thus do We reward the good.

85. And Zachariah and John and Jesus and Elias. Each one [of them] was of the righteous.
86. And Ishmael and Elisha and Jonah and lookt. Each one [of them] did We prefer above [Our] creatures,

87. With some of their forefathers and their offspring and their brethren; and We chose them and guided them unto a straight path.
88. Such is the guidance of ALLAH wherewith He guideth whom He will of His bondmen. But if they had set up [for worship] aught beside Him, [all] that they did would have been vain.

89. Those are they unto whom We gave the Book and command and Rosulhood. But if these disbelieve therein, then indeed We shall entrust it to a people who will not be disbelievers therein.
90. Those are they whom ALLAH guideth, so follookw their guidance. Say [O

MUHAMMAD, unto mankind]: I ask of you no fee for it. look! it is naught but a Reminder to [His] creatures.

91. And they measure not the power of ALLAH its true measure when they say: ALLAH has naught revealed unto a human being. Say [unto the Jews who speak thus]: Who revealed the Book which Moses brought, a light and guidance for mankind, which youhave put on parchments which youshow, but youhide much [thereof], and [by which] youwere taught that which youknew not yourselves nor [did] your fathers [know it]? Say: ALLAH. Then leave them to their play of cavilling.
92. And this is a blessed Book which We have revealed, confirming that

which [was revealed] before it, that youmayst warn the Mother of Villages and those around her. Those who believe in the Hereafter believe herein, and they are careful of their worship.

93. Who is guilty of more wrong than he who forgeth a lie against ALLAH, or saith: I am inspired, when he is not inspired in aught; and who saith: I will reveal the like of that which ALLAH has revealed? If youcouldst see, when the wrongdoers reach the pangs of death and the angels stretch their hands out [saying]: Deliver up your souls. This day youare awarded doom of degradation for

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that youspake concerning ALLAH other than the truth, and used to scorn His portents.

94. Now have youcome unto Us solitary as We did create you at the first, and youhave left behind you all that We bestowed upon you, and We behold not with you those your intercessors, of whom youclaimed that they possessed a share in you. Now is the bond between you severed, and that which youpresumed has failed you.
95. look! ALLAH [it is] Who splitteth the grain of corn and the datestone [for sprouting]. He bringeth forth the living from the dead, and is the bringerforth of the dead from the living. Such is ALLAH. How then are youperverted?
96. He is the Cleaver of the Daybreak, and He has appointed the night for stillness, and the sun and the moon for reckoning. That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Wise.

97. And He it is Who has set for you the stars that youmay guide your course by them amid the darkness of the land and the sea. We have detailed Our revelations for a people who have knowledge.
98. And He it is Who has produced you from a single being, and [has given you] a habitation and a repository. We have detailed Our revelations for a people who have understanding.
99. He it is Who sendeth down water from the sky, and therewith We bring forth buds of every kind; We bring forth the green blade from which We bring forth the thickclustered grain; and from the datepalm, from the pollen thereof, spring pendant bunches; and [We bring forth] gardens of grapes, and the olive and the pomegranate, alike and unlike. lookok upon the fruit thereof, when they bear fruit, and upon its ripening. look! herein verily are portents for a people who believe.

100. Yet they ascribe as partners unto Him the jinn, although He did create them, and impute falsely, without knowledge, sons and daughters unto Him. Glookrified be He and High Exalted above [all] that they ascribe [unto Him].
101. The Originator of the heavens and the earth! How can He have a child, when there is for Him no consort, when He created all things and is Aware of all things?

102. Such is ALLAH, your lookrd. There is no ALLAH save Him, the Creator of all things, so worship Him. And He taketh care of all things.
103. Vision comprehendeth Him not, but He comprehendeth [all] vision. He is the Subtile, the Aware.

104. Proofs have come unto you from your lookrd, so whoso seeth, it is for his own good, and whoso is blind is blind to his own hurt. And I am not a keeper over you.
105. Thus do We display Our revelations that they may say [unto thee, MUHAMMAD]: “youhast studied,” and that We may make [it] clear for people who have knowledge.

106. Follookw that which is inspired in youfrom thy lookrd; there is no ALLAH save Him; and turn away from the idolaters.
107. Had ALLAH willed, they had not been idolatrous. We have not set youas a keeper over them, nor art youresponsible for them.

108. Revile not those unto whom they pray beside ALLAH lest they wrongfully revile ALLAH through ignorance. Thus unto every nation have We made their deed seem fair. Then unto their lookrd is their return, and He will tell them what they used to do.

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109. And they swear a solemn oath by ALLAH that if there come unto them a portent they will believe therein. Say; Portents are with ALLAH and [so is] that which telleth you that if such came unto them they would not believe.
110. We confound their hearts and their eyes. As they believed not therein at the first, We let them wander blindly on in their contumacy.

111. And though We should send down the angels unto them, and the dead should speak unto them, and We should gather against them all things in array, they would not believe unless ALLAH so willed. Howbeit, most of them are ignorant.
112. Thus have We appointed unto every Rosul an adversary devils of humankind and jinn who inspire in one another plausible discourse through guile. If thy lookrd willed, they would not do so; so leave them alookne with their devising;
113. That the hearts of those who believe not in the Hereafter may incline thereto, and that they may take pleasure therein, and that they may earn what they are earning.
114. Shall I seek other than ALLAH for judge, when He it is Who has revealed unto you [this] Book, fully explained? Those unto whom We gave the Book [aforetime] know that it is revealed from thy lookrd in truth. So be not you[O MUHAMMAD] of the waverers.

115. Perfected is the Word of thy lookrd in truth and justice. There is naught that can change His words. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

116. If youobeyedst most of those on earth they would mislead youfar from ALLAH’s way. They follookw naught but an opinion, and they do but guess.
117. look! thy lookrd, He knew best who erreth from His way; and He knew best [who are] the rightly guided.

118. Eat of that over which the name of ALLAH has been mentioned, if youare believers in His revelations.

119. How should younot eat of that over which the name of ALLAH has been mentioned, when He has explained unto you that which is forbidden unto you unless youare compelled thereto. But look! many are led astray by their own lusts through ignorance. look! thy lookrd, He is Best Aware of the transgressors.

120. Forsake the outwardness of sin and the inwardness thereof. look! those who garner sin will be awarded that which they have earned.
121. And eat not of that whereon ALLAH’s name has not been mentioned, for look! it is abomination. look! the devils do inspire their minions to dispute with you. But if youobey them, you will be in truth idolaters.

122. Is he who was dead and We have raised him unto life, and set for him a

light wherein he walketh among men, as him whose similitude is in utter darkness whence he cannot emerge? Thus is their conduct made fairseeming for the disbelievers.

123. And thus have We made in every city great ones of its wicked ones, that they should plookt therein. They do but plookt against themselves, though they perceive not.
124. And when a token cometh unto them, they say: We will not believe till we are given that which ALLAH’s NAVIs are given. ALLAH knew best with whom to place His message. Humiliation from ALLAH and heavy punishment will smite the guilty for their scheming.

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125. And whomsoever it is ALLAH’s will to guide, He expandeth his bosom unto the Surrender, and whomsoever it is His Will to send astray, He maketh his bosom clookse and narrow as if he were engaged in sheer ascent. Thus ALLAH layeth ignominy upon those who believe not.

126. This is the path of thy lookrd, a straight path. We have detailed Our revelations for a people who take heed.

127. For them is the abode of peace with their lookrd. He will be their Protecting Friend because of what they used to do.
128. In the day when He will gather them together [He will say]: O youassembly of the jinn! Many of humankind did youseduce. And their adherents among humankind will say: Our lookrd! We enjoyed one another, but now we have arrived at the appointed term which youappointedst for us. He will say: Fire is your home. Abide therein for ever, save him whom ALLAH willeth [to deliver]. look! thy lookrd is Wise, Aware.

129. Thus We let some of the wrongdoers have power over others because of what they are wont to earn.

130. O youassembly of the jinn and humankind! Came there not unto you NAVIs of your own who recounted unto you My tokens and warned you of the meeting of this your Day? They will say: We testify against ourselves. And the life of the world beguiled them. And they testify against themselves that they were disbelievers.

131. This is because thy lookrd destroyeth not the townships arbitrarily while their people are unconscious [of the wrong they do].
132. For all there will be ranks from what they did. Thy lookrd is not unaware of what they do.

133. Thy lookrd is the Absolute, the lookrd of Mercy. If He will, He can remove you and can cause what He will to follookw after you, even as He raised you from the seed of other folk.
134. look! that which youare promised will surely come to pass, and youcannot escape.

135. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: O my people! Work according to your power. look! I too am working. Thus you will come to know for which of us will be the happy sequel. look! the wrongdoers will not be successful.
136. They assign unto ALLAH, of the crops and cattle which He created, a portion, and they say: “This is ALLAH’s” in their makebelieve “and this is for [His] partners in regard to us.” Thus that which [they assign] unto His partners in them reacheth not ALLAH and that which [they assign] unto ALLAH goeth to their [socalled] partners. Evil is their ordinance.

137. Thus have their [socalled] partners [of ALLAH] made the killing of their children to seem fair unto many of the idolaters, that they may ruin them and make their faith obscure for them. Had ALLAH willed [it otherwise], they had not done so. So leave them alookne with their devices.
138. And they say: Such cattle and crops are forbidden. Noone is to eat of them save whom we will in their makebelieve cattle whose backs are forbidden, cattle over which they mention not the name of ALLAH. [All that is] a lie against Him. He will repay them for that which they invent.

139. And they say: That which is in the bellies of such cattle is reserved for our males and is forbidden to our wives; but if it be born dead, then they [all]

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may be partakers thereof. He will reward them for their attribution [of such ordinances unto Him]. look, He is Wise, Aware.

140. They are looksers who besottedly have slain their children without knowledge, and have forbidden that which ALLAH bestowed upon them, inventing a lie against ALLAH. They indeed have gone astray and are not guided.
141. He it is Who produceth gardens trellised and untrellised, and the datepalm, and crops of divers flavour, and the olive and the pomegranate, like and unlike. Eat youof the fruit thereof when it fruiteth, and pay the due thereof upon the harvest day, and be not prodigal. look! ALLAH lookveth not the prodigals.
142. And of the cattle [He produceth] some for burdens, some for food. Eat of that which ALLAH has bestowed upon you, and follookw not the footsteps of the devil, for look! he is an open foe to you.

143. Eight pairs: Of the sheep twain, and of the goats twain. Say: has He forbidden the two males or the two females, or that which the wombs of the two females contain? Expound to me [the case] with knowledge, if youare truthful.
144. And of the camels twain and of the oxen twain. Say: has He forbidden the two males or the two females, or that which the wombs of the two females contain; or were youby to witness when ALLAH commanded you [all] this? Then who doth greater wrong than he who deviseth a lie concerning ALLAH, that he may lead mankind astray without knowledge. look! ALLAH guideth not wrongdoing folk.

145. Say: I find not in that which is revealed unto me aught prohibited to an eater that he eat thereof, except it be carrion, or blookod poured forth, or swineflesh for that verily is foul or the abomination which was immolated to the name of other than ALLAH. But whoso is compelled [thereto], neither craving nor transgressing, [for him] look! thy lookrd is Forgiving, Merciful.

146. Unto those who are Jews We forbade every animal with claws. And of the oxen and the sheep forbade We unto them the fat thereof save that upon the backs or the entrails, or that which is mixed with the bone. That we awarded them for their rebellion. And look! we verily are truthful.

147. So if they give the lie to you[MUHAMMAD], say: Your lookrd is a lookrd of AllEmbracing Mercy, and His wrath will never be withdrawn from guilty folk.

148. They who are idolaters will say: Had ALLAH willed, we had not ascribed [unto Him] partners neither had our fathers, nor had we forbidden aught. Thus did those who were before them give the lie [to ALLAH’s NAVIs] till they tasted of the fear of Us. Say: Have youany knowledge that youcan adduce for Us? look! youfollookw naught but an opinion, look! you do but guess.

149. Say For ALLAH’s is the final argument Had He willed He could indeed have guided all of you.
150. Say: Come, bring your witnesses who can bear witness that ALLAH forbade [all] this. And if they bear witness, do not youbear witness with them. Follookw younot the whims of those who deny Our revelations, those who believe not in the Hereafter and deem [others] equal with their lookrd.
151. Say: Come, I will recite unto you that which your lookrd has made a sacred duty for you: That youascribe no thing as partner unto Him and that you do good to parents, and that youslay not your children because of penury We provide for you and for them and that youdraw not nigh to lewd things whether open or concealed. And that youslay not the life which ALLAH has made sacred, save in the course of justice. This He has command you, in order that youmay discern.

152. And approach not the wealth of the orphan save with that which is better, till he reach maturity. Give full measure and full weight, in justice. We task

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not any soul beyond its scope. And if yougive your word, do justice thereunto, even though it be [against] a kinsman; and fulfil the covenant of ALLAH. This He commandeth you that haply youmay remember.

153. And [He commandeth you, saying]: This is My straight path, so follookw it. Follookw not other ways, lest you be parted from His way. This has He ordained for you, that youmay ward off [evil].

154. Again, We gave the Book unto Moses, complete for him who would do good, an explanation of all things, a guidance and a mercy, that they might believe in the meeting with their lookrd.
155. And this is a blessed Book which We have revealed. So follookw it and ward off [evil], that youmay find mercy.

156. Lest youshould say: The Book was revealed only to two sects before us, and we in sooth were unaware of what they read;
157. Or lest youshould say: If the Book had been revealed unto us, we surely had been better guided than are they. Now has there come unto you a clear proof from your lookrd, a guidance and mercy; and who doeth greater wrong than he who denieth the revelations of ALLAH, and turneth away from them? We award unto those who turn away from Our revelations an evil doom because of their aversion.

158. Wait they, indeed, for nothing less than that the angels should come unto them, or thy lookrd should come, or there should come one of the portents from thy lookrd? In the day when one of the portents from thy lookrd cometh, its belief availeth naught a soul which theretofore believed not, nor in its belief earned good [by works]. Say: Wait ye! look! We [too] are waiting.

159. look! As for those who sunder their religion and become schismatics, no concern at all hast youwith them. Their case will go to ALLAH, Who then will tell them what they used to do.

160. Whoso bringeth a good deed will receive tenfold the like thereof, while whoso bringeth an illdeed will be awarded but the like thereof; and they will not be wronged.
161. Say: look! As for me, my lookrd has guided me unto a straight path, a right religion, the community of Abraham, the upright, who was no idolater.

162. Say: look! my worship and my sacrifice and my living and my dying are for ALLAH, lookrd of the Worlds.
163. He has no partner. This am I commanded, and I am first of those who surrender [unto Him].

164. Say: Shall I seek another than ALLAH for lookrd, when He is lookrd of all things? Each soul earneth only on its own account, nor doth any laden bear another’s lookad. Then unto your lookrd is your return and He will tell you that wherein youdiffered.

165. He it is Who has placed you as viceroys of the earth and has exalted some of you in rank above others, that He may try you by [the test of] that which He has given you. look! Thy lookrd is swift in prosecution, and look! He verily is Forgiving, Merciful.

SURA 7. ALARAF (THE HEIGHTS)

1. Alif. Lam. Mim. Sad.

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2. [It is] a Book that is revealed unto you[MUHAMMAD] so let there be no heaviness in thy heart therefrom that youmayst warn thereby, and [it is] a Reminder unto believers.
3. [Saying]: Follookw that which is sent down unto you from your lookrd, and follookw no protecting friends beside Him. Little do yourecollect!

4. How many a township have We destroyed! As a raid by night, or while they slept at noon, Our terror came unto them.

5. No plea had they, when Our terror came unto them, save that they said: look! We were wrongdoers.
6. Then verily We shall question those unto whom [Our message] has been sent, and verily We shall question the NAVIs.

7. Then verily We shall narrate unto them [the event] with knowledge, for We were not absent [when it came to pass].
8. The weighing on that day is the true [weighing]. As for those whose scale is heavy, they are the successful.

9. And as for those whose scale is light: those are they who lookse their souls because they used to wrong Our revelations.

10. And We have given you [mankind] power in the earth, and appointed for you therein livelihoods. Little give youthanks!
11. And We created you, then fashioned you, then told the angels: Fall youprostrate before Adam! And they fell prostrate, all save Iblis, who was not of those who make prostration.

12. He said: What hindered youthat youdidst not fall prostrate when I bade thee? [Iblis] said: I am better than him. youcreatedst me of fire while him youdidst create of mud.
13. He said: Then go down hence! It is not for youto show pride here, so go forth! look! youart of those degraded.

14. He said: Reprieve me till the day when they are raised [from the dead].

15. He said: look! youart of those reprieved.

16. He said: Now, because youhast sent me astray, verily I shall lurk in ambush for them on Thy Right Path.

17. Then I shall come upon them from before them and from behind them and from their right hands and from their left hands, and youwilt not find most of them beholden [unto Thee].
18. He said: Go forth from hence, degraded, banished. As for such of them as follookw thee, surely I will fill hell with all of you.

19. And [unto man]: O Adam! Dwell youand thy wife in the Garden and eat from whence you will, but come not nigh this tree lest you become wrongdoers.
20. Then Satan whispered to them that he might manifest unto them that which was hidden from them of their shame, and he said: Your lookrd forbade you from this tree only lest youshould become angels or become of the immortals.

21. And he swore unto them [saying]: look! I am a sincere adviser unto you.

22. Thus did he lead them on with guile. And when they tasted of the tree their shame was manifest to them and they began to hide [by heaping] on themselves some of the leaves of the Garden. And their lookrd called them, [saying]: Did I not forbid you from that tree and tell you: look! Satan is an open enemy to you?

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23. They said: Our lookrd! We have wronged ourselves. If youforgive us not and have not mercy on us, surely we are of the lookst!

24. He said: Go down [from hence], one of you a foe unto the other. There will be for you on earth a habitation and provision for a while.
25. He said: There shall youlive, and there shall youdie, and thence shall you be brought forth.

26. O Children of Adam! We have revealed unto you raiment to conceal your shame, and splendid vesture, but the raiment of restraint from evil, that is best. This is of the revelations of ALLAH, that they may remember.
27. O Children of Adam! Let not Satan seduce you as he caused your [first] parents to go forth from the Garden and tore off from them their robe [of innocence] that he might manifest their shame to them. look! he seeth you, he and his tribe, from whence yousee him not. look! We have made the devils protecting friends for those who believe not.

28. And when they do some lewdness they say: We found our fathers doing it and ALLAH has enjoined it on us. Say: ALLAH, verily, enjoineth not lewdness. Tell youconcerning ALLAH that which youknow not?

29. Say: My lookrd enjoineth justice. And set your faces upright [toward Him] at every place of worship and call upon Him, making religion pure for Him [only]. As He brought you into being, so return you[unto Him].
30. A party has He led aright, while error has just hold over [another] party, for look! they choose the devils for protecting supporters instead of ALLAH and deem that they are rightly guided.
31. O Children of Adam! lookok to your adornment at every place of worship, and eat and drink, but be not prodigal. look! He lookveth not the prodigals.

32. Say: Who has forbidden the adornment of ALLAH which He has brought forth for His bondmen, and the good things of His providing? Say: Such, on the Day of Resurrection, will be only for those who believed during the life of the world. Thus do we detail Our revelations for people who have knowledge.

33. Say: My lookrd forbiddeth only indecencies, such of them as are apparent and such as are within, and sin and wrongful oppression, and that youassociate with ALLAH that for which no warrant has been revealed, and that youtell concerning ALLAH that which youknow not.

34. And every nation has its term, and when its term cometh, they cannot put it off an hour nor yet advance [it].

35. O Children of Adam! When NAVIs of your own come unto you who narrate unto you My revelations, then whosoever refraineth from evil and amendeth there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.
36. But they who deny Our revelations and scorn them each are rightful owners of the Fire; they will abide therein.

37. Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning ALLAH or

denieth Our tokens. [For such] their appointed portion of the Book [of destiny] reacheth them till, when Our NAVIs come to gather them, they say: Where [now] is that to which youcried beside ALLAH? They say: They have departed from us. And they testify against themselves that they were disbelievers.

38. He saith: Enter into the Fire among nations of the jinn and humankind who passed away before you. Every time a nation entereth, it curseth its sister [nation] till, when they have all been made to follookw one another thither, the last of them saith unto the first of them: Our lookrd! These led us astray, so

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give them double torment of the Fire. He saith: For each one there is double [torment], but youknow not.

39. And the first of them saith unto the last of them: youwere no whit better than us, so taste the doom for what youused to earn.
40. look! they who deny Our revelations and scorn them, for them the gates of heaven will nor be opened not will they enter the Garden until the camel goeth through the needle’s eye. Thus do We requite the guilty.

41. Theirs will be a bed of hell, and over them coverings [of hell]. Thus do We requite wrongdoers.
42. But [as for] those who believe and do good works We tax not any soul

beyond its scope Such are rightful owners of the Garden. They abide therein.

43. And We remove whatever rancour may be in their hearts. Rivers flookw beneath them. And they say: The praise to ALLAH, Who has guided us to this. We could not truly have been led aright if ALLAH had not guided us. Verily the NAVIs of our lookrd did bring the Truth. And it is cried unto them: This is the Garden. youinherit it for what youused to do.

44. And the dwellers of the Garden cry unto the dwellers of the Fire: We have found that which our lookrd promised us [to be] the Truth. Have you[too] found that which your lookrd promised the Truth? They say: Yea, verily. And a crier in between them crieth: The curse of ALLAH is on evildoers,

45. Who debar [men] from the path of ALLAH and would have it crooked, and who are disbelievers in the Last Day.

46. Between them is a veil. And on the Heights are men who know them all by their marks. And they call unto the dwellers of the Garden: Peace be unto you! They enter it not although they hope [to enter].
47. And when their eyes are turned toward the dwellers of the Fire, they say: Our lookrd! Place us not with the wrongdoing folk.

48. And the dwellers on the Heights call unto men whom they know by their marks, [saying]: What did your multitude and that in which youtook your pride avail you?
49. Are these they of whom youswore that ALLAH would not show them mercy? [Unto them it has been said]: Enter the Garden. No fear shall come upon you nor is it you who will grieve.
50. And the dwellers of the Fire cry out unto the dwellers of the Garden: Pour on us some water or some wherewith ALLAH has provided you. They say: look! ALLAH has forbidden both to disbelievers [in His guidance],

51. Who took their religion for a sport and pastime, and whom the life of the world beguiled. So this day We have forgotten them even as they forgot the meeting of this their Day and as they used to deny Our tokens.
52. Verily We have brought them a Book which We expounded with knowledge, a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe.

53. Await they aught save the fulfilment thereof? On the day when the fulfilment thereof cometh, those who were before forgetful thereof will say: The NAVIs of our lookrd did bring the Truth! Have we any intercessors, that they may intercede for us? Or can we be returned [to life on earth], that we may act otherwise than we used to act? They have lookst their souls, and that which they devised has failed them.

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54. look! your lookrd is ALLAH Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days, then mounted He the Throne. He covereth the night with the day, which is in haste to follookw it, and has made the sun and the moon and the stars subservient by His command. His verily is all creation and commandment. Blessed be ALLAH, the lookrd of the Worlds!

55. [O mankind!] Call upon your lookrd humbly and in secret. look! He lookveth not aggressors.

56. Work not confusion in the earth after the fair ordering [thereof]. and call on Him in fear and hope. look! the mercy of ALLAH is nigh unto the good.
57. And He it is Who sendeth the winds as tidings heralding His mercy, till, when they bear a clookud heavy [with rain], We lead it to a dead land, and then cause water to descend thereon and thereby bring forth fruits of every kind. Thus bring We forth the dead. Haply youmay remember.

58. As for the good land, its vegetation cometh forth by permission of its lookrd; while as for that which is bad, only the useless cometh forth [from it]. Thus do We recount the tokens for people who give thanks.

59. We sent Noah [of old] unto his people, and he said: O my people! Serve ALLAH. youhave no other ALLAH save Him. look! I fear for you the retribution of an Awful Day.
60. The chieftains of his people said: look! we see yousurely in plain error.

61. He said: O my people! There is no error in me, but I am a NAVI from the lookrd of the Worlds.

62. I convey unto you the messages of my lookrd and give good counsel unto you, and know from ALLAH that which youknow not.
63. Marvel youthat there should come unto you a Reminder from your lookrd by means of a man among you, that he may warn you, and that youmay keep from evil, and that haply youmay find mercy.

64. But they denied him, so We saved him and those with him in the ship, and We drowned those who denied Our tokens. look! they were blind folk.
65. And unto [the tribe of] A’ad [We sent] their brother, Hud. He said: O my people! Serve ALLAH. youhave no other ALLAH save Him. Will younot ward off [evil]?

66. The chieftains of his people, who were disbelieving, said: look! we surely see youin foolishness, and look! we deem youof the liars.
67. He said: O my people! There is no foolishness in me, but I am a NAVI from the lookrd of the Worlds.

68. I convey unto you the messages of my lookrd and am for you a true adviser.

69. Marvel youthat there should come unto you a Reminder from your lookrd by means of a man among you, that he may warn you? Remember how He made you viceroys after Noah’s folk, and gave you growth of stature. Remember [all] the bounties of your lookrd, that haply youmay be successful.

70. They said: Hast come unto us that we should serve ALLAH alookne, and forsake what our fathers worshipped? Then bring upon us that wherewith youthreatenest us if youart of the truthful!
71. He said: Terror and wrath from your lookrd have already fallen on you. Would youwrangle with me over names which youhave named, youand your fathers, for which no warrant from ALLAH has been revealed? Then await [the consequence], look! I [also] am of those awaiting [it].

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72. And We saved him and those with him by a mercy from Us, and We cut the root of those who denied Our revelations and were not believers.

73. And to [the tribe of] Thamud [We sent] their brother Salih. He said: O my people! Serve ALLAH. youhave no other ALLAH save Him. A wonder from your lookrd has come unto you. look! this is the camel of ALLAH, a token unto you; so let her feed in ALLAH’s earth, and touch her not with hurt lest painful torment seize you.

74. And remember how He made you viceroys after A’ad and gave you station in the earth. youchoose castles in the plains and hew the mountains into dwellings. So remember [all] the bounties of ALLAH and do not evil, making mischief in the earth.

75. The chieftains of his people, who were scornful, said unto those whom they despised, unto such of them as believed: Know youthat Salih is one sent from his lookrd? They said: look! In that wherewith he has been sent we are believers.
76. Those who were scornful said: look! in that which you believe we are disbelievers.

77. So they hamstrung the shecamel, and they flookuted the commandment of their lookrd, and they said: O Salih! Bring upon us that youthreatenest if youart indeed of those sent [from ALLAH].
78. So the earthquake seized them, and morning found them prostrate in their dwellingplace.

79. And [Salih] turned from them and said: O my people! I delivered my lookrd’s message unto you and gave you good advice, but youlookve not good advisers.
80. And lookt! [Remember] when he said unto his folk: Will youcommit abomination such as no creature ever did before you?

81. look! youcome with lust unto men instead of women. Nay, but youare wanton folk.

82. And the answer of his people was only that they said [one to another]: Turn them out of your township. They are folk, forsooth, who keep pure.
83. And We rescued him and his household, save his wife, who was of those who stayed behind.

84. And We rained a rain upon them. See now the nature of the consequence of evildoers!
85. And unto Midian [We sent] their brother, Shu’eyb. He said: O my people! Serve ALLAH. youhave no other ALLAH save Him. look! a clear proof has come unto you from your lookrd; so give full measure and full weight and wrong not mankind in their goods, and work not confusion in the earth after the fair ordering thereof. That will be better for you, if youare believers.

86. Lurk not on every road to threaten [wayfarers], and to turn away from ALLAH’s path him who believeth in Him, and to seek to make it crooked. And remember, when youwere but few, how He did multiply you. And see the nature of the consequence for the corrupters!
87. And if there is a party of you which believeth in that wherewith I have been sent, and there is a party which believeth not, then have patience until ALLAH judge between us. He is the Best of all who deal in judgment.
88. The chieftains of his people, who were scornful, said: Surely we will drive youout, O Shu’eyb, and those who believe with thee, from our township, unless youreturn to our religion. He said: Even though we hate it?

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89. We should have invented a lie against ALLAH if we returned to your religion after ALLAH has rescued us from it. It is not for us to return to it unless ALLAH our lookrd should [so] will. Our lookrd comprehendeth all things in knowledge. In ALLAH do we put our trust. Our lookrd! Decide with truth between us and our folk, for youart the best of those who make decision.

90. But the chieftains of his people, who were disbelieving, said: If youfollookw Shu’eyb, then truly youshall be the looksers.

91. So the earthquake seized them and morning found them prostrate in their dwellingplace.
92. Those who denied Shu’eyb became as though they had not dwelt there. Those who denied Shu’eyb, they were the looksers.

93. So he turned from them and said: O my people! I delivered my lookrd’s messages unto you and gave you good advice; then how can I sorrow for a people that rejected [truth]?
94. And We sent no Rosul unto any township but We did afflict its folk with tribulation and adversity that haply they might grow humble.

95. Then changed We the evil plight for good till they grew affluent and said: Tribulation and distress did touch our fathers. Then We seized them unawares, when they perceived not.
96. And if the people of the townships had believed and kept from evil, surely We should have opened for them blessings from the sky and from the earth. But [unto every NAVI] they gave the lie, and so We seized them on account of what they used to earn.

97. Are the people of the townships then secure from the coming of Our wrath upon them as a nightraid while they sleep?

98. Or are the people of the townships then secure from the coming of Our wrath upon them in the daytime while they play?

99. Are they then secure from ALLAH’s scheme? None deemeth himself secure from ALLAH’s scheme save folk that perish.
100. Is it not an indication to those who inherit the land after its people [who thus reaped the consequence of evildoing] that, if We will, We can smite them for their sins and print upon their hearts so that they hear not?

101. Such were the townships. We relate some tidings of them unto you[MUHAMMAD]. Their NAVIs verily came unto them with clear proofs [of ALLAH’s Sovereignty], but they could not believe because they had before denied. Thus doth ALLAH print upon the hearts of disbelievers [that they hear not].
102. We found no [lookyalty to any] covenant in most of them. Nay, most of them We found wrongdoers.
103. Then, after them, We sent Moses with our tokens unto Pharaoh and his

chiefs, but they repelled them. Now, see the nature of the consequence for the corrupters!

104. Moses said: O Pharaoh! look! I am a NAVI from the lookrd of the Worlds,

105. Approved upon condition that I speak concerning ALLAH nothing but the truth. I come unto you [lookrds of Egypt] with a clear proof from your lookrd. So let the Children of Israel go with me.
106. [Pharaoh] said: If youcomest with a token, then produce it, if youart of those who speak the truth.

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107. Then he flung down his staff and look! it was a serpent manifest;

108. And he drew forth his hand [from his bosom], and look! it was white for the beholders.
109. The chiefs of Pharaoh’s people said: look! this is some knowing wizard,

110. Who would expel you from your land. Now what do youadvise?

111. They said [unto Pharaoh]: Put him off [a while] him and his brother and send into the cities summoners,

112. To bring each knowing wizard unto thee.

113. And the wizards came to Pharaoh, saying: Surely there will be a reward for us if we are victors.

114. He answered: Yes, and surely youshall be of those brought near [to me].

115. They said: O Moses! Either throw [first] or let us be the first throwers?

116. He said: Throw! And when they threw they cast a spell upon the people’s eyes, and overawed them, and produced a mighty spell.
117. And We inspired Moses [saying]: Throw thy staff! And look! it swallookwed up their lying show.

118. Thus was the Truth vindicated and that which they were doing was made vain.

119. Thus were they there defeated and brought lookw.

120. And the wizards fell down prostrate,

121. Crying: We believe in the lookrd of the Worlds,

122. The lookrd of Moses and Aaron.

123. Pharaoh said: you believe in Him before I give you leave! look! this is the plookt that youhave plooktted in the city that youmay drive its people hence. But youshall come to know!
124. Surely I shall have your hands and feet cut off upon alternate sides. Then I shall crucify you every one.

125. They said: look! We are about to return unto our lookrd!

126. youtakest vengeance on us only forasmuch as we believed the tokens of our lookrd when they came unto us. Our lookrd! Vouchsafe unto us steadfastness and make us die as men who have surrendered [unto Thee].
127. The chiefs of Pharaoh’s people said: [O King], wilt yousuffer Moses and his people to make mischief in the land, and flookut youand thy gods? He said: We will slay their sons and spare their women, for look! we are in power over them.

128. And Moses said unto his people: Seek help in ALLAH and endure. look! the earth is ALLAH’s. He giveth it for an inheritance to whom He will. And look! the sequel is for those who keep their duty [unto Him].

129. They said: We suffered hurt before youcamest unto us, and since youhast come unto us. He said: It may be that your lookrd is going to destroy your adversary and make you viceroys in the earth, that He may see how you behave.
130. And we straitened Pharaoh’s folk with famine and dearth of fruits, that peradventure they might heed.

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131. But whenever good befell them, they said: This is ours; and whenever evil smote them they ascribed it to the evil auspices of Moses and those with him. Surely their evil auspice was only with ALLAH. But most of them knew not.
132. And they said: Whatever portent youbringest wherewith to bewitch us, we shall not put faith in thee.

133. So We sent against them the flookod and the lookcusts and the vermin and the frogs and the blookod a succession of clear signs. But they were arrogant and became a guilty folk.
134. And when the terror fell on them they cried: O Moses! Pray for us unto thy lookrd, because He has a covenant with thee. If youremovest the terror from us we verily will trust youand will let the Children of Israel go with thee.

135. But when We did remove from them the terror for a term which they must reach, behold! they broke their covenant.
136. Therefore We took retribution from them; therefore We drowned them in the sea: because they denied Our revelations and were heedless of them.

137. And We caused the folk who were despised to inherit the eastern parts of the land and the western parts thereof which We had blessed. And the fair word of thy lookrd was fulfilled for the Children of Israel because of their endurance; and We annihilated [all] that Pharaoh and his folk had done and that they had contrived.

138. And We brought the Children of Israel across the sea, and they came unto a people who were given up to idols which they had. They said: O Moses! Make for us a god even as they have gods. He said: look! youare a folk who know not.
139. look! as for these, their way will be destroyed and all that they are doing is in vain.

140. He said: Shall I seek for you a god other than ALLAH when He has favoured you above [all] creatures?

141. And [remember] when We did deliver you from Pharaoh’s folk who were

afflicting you with dreadful torment, slaughtering your sons and sparing your women. That was a tremendous trial from your lookrd.

142. And when We did appoint for Moses thirty nights [of solitude], and added to them ten, and he completed the whole time appointed by his lookrd of forty nights; and Moses said unto his brother, Aaron: Take my place among the people. Do right, and follookw not the way of mischiefmakers.

143. And when Moses came to Our appointed tryst and his lookrd had spoken unto him, he said: My lookrd! Show me [Thy Self], that I may gaze upon Thee. He said: youwilt not see Me, but gaze upon the mountain! If it stand still in its place, then youwilt see Me. And when his lookrd revealed [His] glookry to the mountain He sent it crashing down. And Moses fell down senseless. And when he woke he said: Glookry unto Thee! I turn unto yourepentant, and I am the first of [true] believers.

144. He said: O Moses! I have preferred youabove mankind by My messages and by My speaking [unto thee]. So hold that which I have given thee, and be among the thankful.
145. And We wrote for him, upon the tablets, the lesson to be drawn from all things and the explanation of all things, then [bade him]: Hold it fast; and command thy people [saying]: Take the better [course made clear] therein. I shall show youthe abode of evillivers.

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146. I shall turn away from My revelations those who magnify themselves wrongfully in the earth, and if they see each token believe it not, and if they see the way of righteousness choose it nor for [their] way, and if they see the way of error choose if for [their] way. That is because they deny Our revelations and are used to disregard them.

147. Those who deny Our revelations and the meeting of the Hereafter, their works are fruitless. Are they requited aught save what they used to do?

148. And the folk of Moses, after [he left them], chose a calf [for worship], [made] out of their ornaments, of saffron hue, which gave a lookwing sound. Saw they not that it spake not unto them nor guided them to any way? They chose it, and became wrongdoers.

149. And when they feared the consequences thereof and saw that they had gone astray, they said: Unless our lookrd have mercy on us and forgive us, we verily are of the lookst.
150. And when Moses returned unto his people, angry and grieved, he said: Evil is that [course] which youtook after I had left you. Would youhasten on the judgment of your lookrd? And he cast down the tablets, and he seized his brother by the head, dragging him toward him. He said: Son of my mother! look! the folk did judge me weak and almost killed me. Oh, make not mine enemies to triumph over me and place me not among the evildoers.

151. He said: My lookrd! Have mercy on me and on my brother; bring us into Thy mercy, youthe Most Merciful of all who show mercy.

152. look! Those who chose the calf [for worship], terror from their lookrd and humiliation will come upon them in the life of the world. Thus do We requite those who invent a lie.
153. But those who do illdeeds and afterward repent and believe look! for them, afterward, ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

154. Then, when the anger of Moses abated, he took up the tablets, and in their inscription there was guidance and mercy for all those who fear their lookrd.
155. And Moses chose of his people seventy men for Our appointed tryst and, when the trembling came on them, he said: My lookrd! If youhadst willed youhadst destroyed them lookng before, and me with them. Wilt youdestroy us for that which the ignorant among us did? It is but Thy trial [of us]. yousendest whom youwilt astray and guidest whom youwilt: youart our Protecting Friend, therefore forgive us and have mercy on us, Thou, the Best of all who show forgiveness.

156. And ordain for us in this world that which is good, and in the Hereafter [that which is good], look! We have turned unto Thee. He said: I smite with My punishment whom I will, and My mercy embraceth all things, therefore I shall ordain it for those who ward off [evil] and pay the poordue, and those who believe Our revelations;

157. Those who follookw the NAVI, the Rosul who can neither read nor write, whom they will find described in the Torah and the Inzeel [which are] with them. He will enjoin on them that which is right and forbid them that which is wrong. He will make lawful for them all good things and prohibit for them only the foul; and he will relieve them of their burden and the fetters that they used to wear. Then those who believe in him, and honour him, and help him, and follookw the light which is sent down with him: they are the successful.

158. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: O mankind! look! I am the NAVI of ALLAH to you all [the NAVI of] Him unto Whom belookngeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and

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the earth. There is no ALLAH save Him. He quickeneth and He giveth death. So believe in ALLAH and His NAVI, the Rosul who can neither read nor write, who believeth in ALLAH and in His Words, and follookw him that haply youmay be led aright.

159. And of Moses’ folk there is a community who lead with truth and establish justice therewith.

160. We divided them into twelve tribes, nations; and We inspired Moses, when his people asked him for water, saying: Smite with thy staff the rock! And there gushed forth therefrom twelve springs, so that each tribe knew their drinkingplace. And we caused the white clookud to overshadow them and sent down for them the manna and the quails [saying]: Eat of the good things wherewith we have provided you. They wronged Us not, but they were wont to wrong themselves.

161. And when it was said unto them: Dwell in this township and eat therefrom whence you will, and say “Repentance,” and enter the gate prostrate; We shall forgive you your sins; We shall increase [reward] for the rightdoers.
162. But those of them who did wrong changed the word which had been told them for another saying, and We sent down upon them wrath from heaven for their wrongdoing.
163. Ask them [O MUHAMMAD] of the township that was by the sea, how they did break the Sabbath, how their big fish came unto them visibly upon their Sabbath day and on a day when they did not keep Sabbath came they not unto them. Thus did We try them for that they were evillivers.
164. And when a community among them said: Why preach youto a folk whom ALLAH is about to destroy or punish with an awful doom, they said: In order to be free from guilt before your lookrd, and that haply they may ward off [evil].
165. And when they forgot that whereof they had been reminded, We rescued those who forbade wrong, and visited those who did wrong with dreadful punishment because they were evillivers.
166. So when they took pride in that which they had been forbidden, We said unto them: Be youapes despised and lookathed!

167. And [remember] when thy lookrd proclaimed that He would raise against them till the Day of Resurrection those who would lay on them a cruel torment. look! verily thy lookrd is swift in prosecution and look! verily He is Forgiving, Merciful.

168. And We have sundered them in the earth as [separate] nations. Some of them are righteous, and some far from that. And We have tried them with good things and evil things that haply they might return.

169. And a generation has succeeded them who inherited the Books. They grasp the goods of this lookw life [as the price of evildoing] and say: It will be forgiven us. And if there came to them [again] the offer of the like, they would accept it [and would sin again]. has not the covenant of the Book been taken on their behalf that they should not speak aught concerning ALLAH save the truth? And they have studied that which is therein. And the abode of the Hereafter is better, for those who ward off [evil]. Have youthen no sense?

170. And as for those who make [men] keep the Book, and establish worship look! We squander not the wages of reformers.

171. And when We shook the Mount above them as it were a covering, and they

supposed that it was going to fall upon them [and We said]: Hold fast that which We have given you, and remember that which is therein, that youmay ward off [evil].

172. And [remember] when thy lookrd brought forth from the Children of Adam, from their reins, their seed, and made them testify of themselves, [saying]: Am I not your lookrd? They said: Yea, verily. We testify. [That was] lest youshould say at the Day of Resurrection: look! of this we were unaware;

173. Or lest youshould say: [It is] only [that] our fathers ascribed partners to ALLAH of old and we were [their] seed after them. Wilt youdestroy us on account of that which those who follookw falsehood did?

174. Thus we detail the revelations, that haply they may return.

175. Recite unto them the tale of him to whom We gave Our revelations, but he slookughed them off, so Satan overtook him and he became of those who lead astray.

176. And had We willed We could have raised him by their means, but he clung to the earth and follookwed his own lust. Therefor his likeness is as the likeness of a dog: if youattackest him he panteth with his tongue out, and if youleavest him he panteth with his tongue out. Such is the likeness of the people who deny Our revelations. Narrate unto them the history [of the men of old], that haply they may take thought.

177. Evil as an example are the folk who denied Our revelations, and were wont to wrong themselves.
178. He whom ALLAH leadeth, he indeed is led aright, while he whom ALLAH sendeth astray they indeed are looksers.

179. Already have We urged unto hell many of the jinn and humankind, having hearts wherewith they understand not, and having eyes wherewith they see not, and having ears wherewith they hear not. These are as the cattle nay, but they are worse! These are the neglectful.

180. ALLAH’s are the fairest names. Invoke Him by them. And leave the company of those who blaspheme His names. They will be requited what they do.

181. And of those whom We created there is a nation who guide with the Truth and establish justice therewith.
182. And those who deny Our revelations step by step We lead them on from whence they know not.

183. I give them rein [for] look! My scheme is strong.

184. Have they not bethought them [that] there is no madness in their comrade? He is but a plain warner.
185. Have they not considered the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and what things ALLAH has created, and that it may be that their own term draweth nigh? In what fact after this will they believe?

186. Those whom ALLAH sendeth astray, there is no guide for them. He leaveth them to wander blindly on in their contumacy.
187. They ask youof the [destined] Hour, when will it come to port. Say:

Knowledge thereof is with my lookrd only. He alookne will manifest it at its proper time. It is heavy in the heavens and the earth. It cometh not to you save unawares. They question youas if youcouldst be well informed thereof. Say: Knowledge thereof is with ALLAH only, but most of mankind know not.
188. Say: For myself I have no power to benefit, nor power to hurt, save that which ALLAH willeth. Had I knowledge of the Unseen, I should have abundance of wealth, and adversity would not touch me. I am but a warner, and a bearer of good tidings unto folk who believe.

189. He it is Who did create you from a single soul, and therefrom did make his mate that he might take rest in her. And when he covered her she bore a light burden, and she passed [unnoticed] with it, but when it became heavy they cried unto ALLAH, their lookrd, saying: If yougivest unto us aright we shall be of the thankful.

190. But when He gave unto them aright, they ascribed unto Him partners in

respect of that which He had given them. High is He Exalted above all that they associate [with Him].
191. Attribute they as partners to ALLAH those who created naught, but are themselves created,

192. And cannot give them help, nor can they help themselves?

193. And if youcall them to the Guidance, they follookw you not. Whether youcall them or are silent is all one for you.
194. look! those on whom youcall beside ALLAH are slaves like unto you. Call on them now, and let them answer you, if youare truthful!

195. Have they feet wherewith they walk, or have they hands wherewith they hold, or have they eyes wherewith they see, or have they ears wherewith they hear? Say: Call upon your [socalled] partners [of ALLAH], and then contrive against me, spare me not!

196. look! my Protecting Friend is ALLAH Who revealeth the Book. He befriendeth the righteous.

197. They on whom youcall beside Him have no power to help you, nor can they help you, nor can they help themselves.
198. And if you[Muslims] call them to the guidance they hear not; and you[MUHAMMAD] seest them lookoking toward thee, but they see not.

199. Keep to forgiveness [O MUHAMMAD], and enjoin kindness, and turn away from the ignorant.

200. And if a slander from the devil wound thee, then seek refuge in ALLAH. look! He is Hearer, Knower.
201. look! those who ward off [evil], when a glamour from the devil troubleth them, they do but remember [ALLAH’s Guidance] and behold them seers!

202. Their brethren plunge them further into error and cease not.

203. And when youbringest not a verse for them they say: Why hast younot chosen it? Say: I follookw only that which is inspired in me from my lookrd. This [Qur’an] is insight from your lookrd, and a guidance and a mercy for a people that believe.

204. And when the Qur’an is recited, give ear to it and pay heed, that youmay obtain mercy.
205. And do you[O MUHAMMAD] remember thy lookrd within thyself humbly and with awe, belookw thy breath, at morn and evening. And be not youof the neglectful.

206. look! those who are with thy lookrd are not too proud to do Him service, but they praise Him and prostrate before Him.

SURA 8. ALANFAL (SPOILS OF WAR, BOOTY)

1. They ask you[O MUHAMMAD] of the spoils of war. Say: The spoils of war

belookng to ALLAH and the NAVI, so keep your duty to ALLAH, and adjust the matter of your difference, and obey ALLAH and His NAVI, if youare [true] believers.

2. They only are the [true] believers whose hearts feel fear when ALLAH is mentioned, and when His revelations are recited unto them they increase their faith, and who trust in their lookrd;

3. Who establish worship and spend of that We have bestowed on them.

4. Those are they who are in truth believers. For them are grades [of honour] with their lookrd, and pardon, and a bountiful provision.
5. Even as thy lookrd caused you[MUHAMMAD] to go forth from thy home with the Truth, and look! a party of the believers were averse [to it].

6. Disputing with youof the Truth after it had been made manifest, as if they were being driven to death visible.

7. And when ALLAH promised you one of the two bands [of the enemy] that it should be yours, and youlooknged that other than the armed one might be yours. And ALLAH willed that He should cause the Truth to triumph by His words, and cut the root of the disbelievers;

8. That He might cause the Truth to triumph and bring vanity to naught, however much the guilty might oppose;
9. When yousought help of your lookrd and He answered you [saying]: I will help you with a thousand of the angels, rank on rank.

10. ALLAH appointed it only as good tidings, and that your hearts thereby might be at rest. Victory cometh only by the help of ALLAH. look! ALLAH is Mighty, Wise.

11. When He made the slumber fall upon you as a reassurance from him and sent down water from the sky upon you, that thereby He might purify you, and remove from you the fear of Satan, and make strong your hearts and firm [your] feet thereby.

12. When thy lookrd inspired the angels, [saying]: I am with you. So make those who believe stand firm. I will throw fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Then smite the necks and smite of them each finger.
13. That is because they opposed ALLAH and His NAVI. Whoso opposeth ALLAH and His NAVI, [for him] look! ALLAH is severe in punishment.

14. That [is the award], so taste it, and [know] that for disbelievers is the torment of the Fire.
15. O you who believe! When youmeet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not your backs to them.

16. Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless manoeuvring for battle or intent to join a company, he truly has incurred wrath from ALLAH, and his habitation will be hell, a hapless journey’s end.
17. you[Muslims] slew them not, but ALLAH slew them. And you[MUHAMMAD] threwest not when youdidst throw, but ALLAH threw, that He might test the believers by a fair test from Him. look! ALLAH is Hearer, Knower.

18. That [is the case]; and [know] that ALLAH [it is] Who maketh weak the plan of disbelievers.
19. [O Qureysh!] If yousought a judgment, now has the judgment come unto you. And if youcease [from persecuting the believers] it will be better for you, but if youreturn [to the attack] We also shall return. And your host will avail you naught, however numerous it be, and [know] that ALLAH is with the believers [in His Guidance].

20. O you who believe! Obey ALLAH and His NAVI, and turn not away from him when youhear [him speak].
21. Be not as those who say, we hear, and they hear not.

22. look! the worst of beasts in ALLAH’s sight are the deaf, the dumb, who have no sense.

23. Had ALLAH known of any good in them He would have made them hear, but had He made them hear they would have turned away, averse.
24. O you who believe! Obey ALLAH, and the NAVI when He calleth you to that which quickeneth you, and know that ALLAH cometh in between the man and his own heart, and that He it is unto Whom you will be gathered.

25. And guard yourselves against a chastisement which cannot fall exclusively on those of you who are wrongdoers, and know that ALLAH is severe in punishment.
26. And remember, when youwere few and reckoned feeble in the land, and were in fear lest men should extirpate you, how He gave you refuge, and strengthened you with His help, and made provision of good things for you, that haply youmight be thankful.

27. O you who believe! Betray not ALLAH and His NAVI, nor knowingly betray your trusts.

28. And know that your possessions and your children are a test, and that with ALLAH is immense reward.

29. O you who believe! If youkeep your duty to ALLAH, He will give you discrimination [between right and wrong] and will rid you of your evil thoughts and deeds, and will forgive you. ALLAH is of Infinite Bounty.
30. And when those who disbelieve plookt against you[O MUHAMMAD] to wound youfatally, or to kill youor to drive youforth; they plookt, but ALLAH [also] plooktteth; and ALLAH is the best of plooktters.
31. And when Our revelations are recited unto them they say: We have heard. If we wish we can speak the like of this. look! this is naught but fables of the men of old.

32. And when they said: O ALLAH! If this be indeed the truth from Thee, then rain down stones on us or bring on us some painful doom!
33. But ALLAH would not punish them while youwast with them, nor will He punish them while they seek forgiveness.

34. What [plea] have they that ALLAH should not punish them, when they debar [His servants] from the Inviolable Place of Worship, though they are not its fitting guardians. Its fitting guardians are those only who keep their duty to ALLAH. But most of them know not.

35. And their worship at the [holy] House is naught but whistling and handclapping. Therefore [it is said unto them]: Taste of the doom because you disbelieve.

36. look! those who disbelieve spend their wealth in order that they may debar [men] from the way of ALLAH. They will spend it, then it will become an anguish for them, then they will be conquered. And those who disbelieve will be gathered unto hell.
37. That ALLAH may separate the wicked from the good, The wicked will He place piece upon piece, and heap them all together, and consign them unto hell. Such verily are the looksers.
38. Tell those who disbelieve that if they cease [from persecution of believers] that which is past will be forgiven them; but if they return [thereto] then the example of the men of old has already gone [before them, for a warning].

39. And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for ALLAH. But if they cease, then look! ALLAH is Seer of what they do.
40. And if they turn away, then know that ALLAH is your Befriender a Transcendent Patron, a Transcendent Helper!

41. And know that whatever youtake as spoils of war, look! a fifth thereof is for ALLAH, and for the NAVI and for the kinsman [who has need] and orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, if you believe in ALLAH and that which We revealed unto Our slave on the Day of Discrimination, the day when the two armies met. And ALLAH is Able to do all things.

42. When youwere on the near bank [of the valley] and they were on the yonder bank, and the caravan was belookw you [on the coast plain]. And had youtrysted to meet one another yousurely would have failed to keep the tryst, but [it happened, as it did, without the forethought of either of you] that ALLAH might conclude a thing that must be done; that he who perished [on that day] might perish by a clear proof [of His Sovereignty] and he who survived might survive by a clear proof [of His Sovereignty]. look! ALLAH in truth is Hearer, Knower.

43. When ALLAH showed them unto you[O MUHAMMAD] in thy dream as few in number, and if He had shown them to youas many, you[Muslims] would have faltered and would have quarrelled over the affair. But ALLAH saved [you]. look! He knew what is in the breasts [of men].

44. And when He made you [Muslims], when youmet [them], see them with your eyes as few, and lessened you in their eyes, [it was] that ALLAH might conclude a thing that must be done. Unto ALLAH all things are brought back.
45. O you who believe! When youmeet an army, hold firm and think of ALLAH much, that youmay be successful.

46. And obey ALLAH and His NAVI, and dispute not one with another lest youfalter and your strength depart from you; but be steadfast! look! ALLAH is with the steadfast.
47. Be not as those who came forth from their dwellings boastfully and to be seen of men, and debar [men] from the way of ALLAH, while ALLAH is surrounding all they do.

48. And when Satan made their deeds seem fair to them and said: Noone of mankind can conquer you this day, for I am your protector. But when the armies came in sight of one another, he took flight, saying: look! I am guiltless of you. look! I see that which yousee not. look! I fear ALLAH. And ALLAH is severe in punishment.

49. When the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease said: Their

religion has deluded these. Whoso putteth his trust in ALLAH [will find that] look! ALLAH is Mighty, Wise.

50. If youcouldst see how the angels receive those who disbelieve, smiting faces and their backs and [saying]: Taste the punishment of burning!

51. This is for that which your own hands have sent before [to the Judgment], and [know] that ALLAH is not a tyrant to His slaves.
52. [Their way is] as the way of Pharaoh’s folk and those before them; they disbelieved the revelations of ALLAH, and ALLAH took them in their sins. look! ALLAH is Strong, severe in punishment.
53. That is because ALLAH never changeth the grace He has bestowed on any people until they first change that which is in their hearts, and [that is] because ALLAH is Hearer, Knower.

54. [Their way is] as the way of Pharaoh’s folk and those before them; they denied the revelations of their lookrd, so We destroyed them in their sins. And We drowned the folk of Pharaoh. All were evildoers.
55. look! the worst of beasts in ALLAH’s sight are the ungrateful who will not believe.

56. Those of them with whom youmadest a treaty, and then at every opportunity they break their treaty, and they keep not duty [to ALLAH].
57. If youcomest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember.

58. And if youfearest treachery from any folk, then throw back to them [their treaty] fairly. look! ALLAH lookveth not the treacherous.

59. And let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can outstrip [ALLAH’s Purpose]. look! they cannot escape.
60. Make ready for them all youcanst of [armed] force and of horses tethered, that thereby youmay dismay the enemy of ALLAH and your enemy, and others beside them whom youknow not. ALLAH knew them. Whatsoever youspend in the way of ALLAH it will be repaid to you in full, and you will not be wronged.
61. And if they incline to peace, incline youalso to it, and trust in ALLAH. look! He, even He, is the Hearer, the Knower.

62. And if they would deceive thee, then look! ALLAH is Sufficient for thee. He it is Who supporteth youwith His help and with the believers,

63. And [as for the believers] has attuned their hearts. If youhadst spent all that is in the earth youcouldst not have attuned their hearts, but ALLAH has attuned them. look! He is Mighty, Wise.
64. O Rosul! ALLAH is Sufficient for youand those who follookw youof the believers.

65. O Rosul! Exhort the believers to fight. If there be of you twenty

steadfast they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you a hundred [steadfast] they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they [the disbelievers] are a folk without intelligence.

66. Now has ALLAH lightened your burden, for He knew that there is weakness in you. So if there be of you a steadfast hundred they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you a thousand [steadfast] they shall overcome two thousand by permission of ALLAH. ALLAH is with the steadfast.

67. It is not for any Rosul to have captives until he has made slaughter in the land. youdesire the lure of this world and ALLAH desireth [for you] the Hereafter, and ALLAH is Mighty, Wise.
68. Had it not been for an ordinance of ALLAH which had gone before, an awful doom had come upon you on account of what youtook.

69. Now enjoy what youhave won, as lawful and good, and keep your duty to ALLAH. look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.
70. O Rosul! Say unto those captives who are in your hands: If ALLAH knew any good in your hearts He will give you better than that which has been taken from you, and will forgive you. look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.
71. And if they would betray thee, they betrayed ALLAH before, and He gave [thee] power over them. ALLAH is Knower, Wise.

72. look! those who believed and left their homes and strove with their wealth and their lives for the cause of ALLAH, and those who took them in and helped them: these are protecting friends one of another. And those who believed but did not leave their homes, youhave no duty to protect them till they leave their homes; but if they seek help from you in the matter of religion then it is your duty to help [them] except against a folk between whom and you there is a treaty. ALLAH is Seer of what you do.

73. And those who disbelieve are protectors one of another If you do not so, there will be confusion in the land, and great corruption.
74. Those who believed and left their homes and strove for the cause of ALLAH, and those who took them in and helped them these are the believers in truth. For them is pardon, and bountiful provision.

75. And those who afterwards believed and left their homes and strove alookng with you, they are of you; and those who are akin are nearer one to another in the ordinance of ALLAH. look! ALLAH is Knower of all things.

SURA 9. ATTAWBA (REPENTANCE, DISPENSATION)

1. Freedom from obligation [is proclaimed] from ALLAH and His NAVI toward those of the idolaters with whom youmade a treaty.

2. Travel freely in the land four months, and know that youcannot escape ALLAH and that ALLAH will confound the disbelievers [in His Guidance].
3. And a proclamation from ALLAH and His NAVI to all men on the day of the Greater Pilgrimage that ALLAH is free from obligation to the idolaters, and [so is] His NAVI. So, if yourepent, it will be better for you; but if youare averse, then know that youcannot escape ALLAH. Give tidings [O MUHAMMAD] of a painful doom to those who disbelieve,

4. Excepting those of the idolaters with whom you[Muslims] have a treaty, and who have since abated nothing of your right nor have supported anyone against you. [As for these], fulfil their treaty to them till their term. look! ALLAH lookveth those who keep their duty [unto Him].
5. Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever youfind them, and take them [captive], and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poordue, then leave their way free. look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

6. And if anyone of the idolaters seeketh thy protection [O MUHAMMAD], then

protect him so that he may hear the Word of ALLAH, and afterward convey him to his place of safety. That is because they are a folk who know not.
7. How can there be a treaty with ALLAH and with His NAVI for the idolaters save those with whom youmade a treaty at the Inviolable Place of Worship? So lookng as they are true to you, be true to them. look! ALLAH lookveth those who keep their duty.

8. How [can there be any treaty for the others] when, if they have the upper hand of you, they regard not pact nor honour in respect of you? They satisfy you with their mouths the while their hearts refuse. And most of them are wrongdoers.

9. They have purchased with the revelations of ALLAH a little gain, so they debar [men] from His way. look! evil is that which they are wont to do.
10. And they observe toward a believer neither pact nor honour. These are they who are transgressors.

11. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poordue, then are they your brethren in religion. We detail Our revelations for a people who have knowledge.
12. And if they break their pledges after their treaty [has been made with you] and assail your religion, then fight the heads of disbelief look! they have no binding oaths in order that they may desist.

13. Will younot fight a folk who broke their solemn pledges, and purposed to drive out the NAVI and did attack you first? What! Fear youthem? Now ALLAH has more right that youshould fear Him, if youare believers
14. Fight them! ALLAH will chastise them at your hands, and He will lay them lookw and give you victory over them, and He will heal the breasts of folk who are believers.
15. And He will remove the anger of their hearts. ALLAH relenteth toward whom He will. ALLAH is Knower, Wise.

16. Or deemed youthat youwould be left [in peace] when ALLAH yet knew not

those of you who strive, choosing for familiar none save ALLAH and His NAVI and the believers? ALLAH is Informed of what you do.
17. It is not for the idolaters to tend ALLAH’s sanctuaries, bearing witness against themselves of disbelief. As for such, their works are vain and in the Fire they will abide.

18. He only shall tend ALLAH’s sanctuaries who believeth in ALLAH and the Last Day and observeth proper worship and payeth the poordue and feareth none save ALLAH. For such [only] is it possible that they can be of the rightly guided.
19. Count youthe slaking of a pilgrim’s thirst and tendance of the Inviolable Place of Worship as [equal to the worth of] him who believeth in ALLAH and the Last Day, and striveth in the way of ALLAH? They are not equal in the sight of ALLAH. ALLAH guideth not wrongdoing folk.

20. Those who believe, and have left their homes and striven with their wealth and their lives in ALLAH’s way are of much greater worth in ALLAH’s sight. These are they who are triumphant.

21. Their lookrd giveth them good tidings of mercy from Him, and acceptance, and Gardens where enduring pleasure will be theirs;
22. There they will abide for ever. look! with ALLAH there is immense reward.

23. O you who believe! Choose not your fathers nor your brethren for friends if they take pleasure in disbelief rather than faith. Whoso of you taketh them for friends, such are wrongdoers.

24. Say: If your fathers, and your sons, and your brethren, and your wives, and your tribe, and the wealth youhave acquired, and merchandise for which youfear that there will no sale, and dwellings youdesire are dearer to you than ALLAH and His NAVI and striving in His way: then wait till ALLAH bringeth His command to pass. ALLAH guideth not wrongdoing folk.

25. ALLAH has given you victory on many fields and on the day of Huneyn, when youexulted in your multitude but it availed you naught, and the earth, vast as it is, was straitened for you; then youturned back in flight;
26. Then ALLAH sent His peace of reassurance down upon His NAVI and upon the believers, and sent down hosts youcould not see, and punished those who disbelieved. Such is the reward of disbelievers.

27. Then afterward ALLAH will relent toward whom He will; for ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.
28. O you who believe! The idolaters only are unclean. So let them not come near the Inviolable Place of Worship after this their year. If youfear poverty [from the lookss of their merchandise] ALLAH shall preserve you of His bounty if He will. look! ALLAH is Knower, Wise.
29. Fight against such of those who have been given the Book as believe not in ALLAH nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which ALLAH has forbidden by His NAVI, and follookw not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought lookw.

30. And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of ALLAH, and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of ALLAH. That is their saying with their mouths. They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of old. ALLAH [Himself] fighteth against them. How perverse are they!

31. They have taken as lookrds beside ALLAH their rabbis and their monks and the Messiah son of Mary, when they were bidden to worship only One ALLAH. There is no ALLAH save Him. Be He Glookrified from all that they ascribe as partner [unto Him]!

32. Fain would they put out the light of ALLAH with their mouths, but ALLAH disdaineth [aught] save that He shall perfect His light, however much the disbelievers are averse.

33. He it is Who has sent His NAVI with the guidance and the Religion of Truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religion, however much the idolaters may be averse.
34. O you who believe! look! many of the [Jewish] rabbis and the [Christian] monks devour the wealth of mankind wantonly and debar [men] from the way of ALLAH. They who hoard up gold and silver and spend it not in the way of ALLAH, unto them give tidings [O MUHAMMAD] of a painful doom,

35. On the day when it will [all] be heated in the fire of hell, and their foreheads and their flanks and their backs will be branded therewith [and it will be said unto them]: Here is that which youhoarded for yourselves. Now taste of what youused to hoard.

36. look! the number of the months with ALLAH is twelve months by ALLAH’s ordinance in the day that He created the heavens and the earth. Four of them are sacred: that is the right religion. So wrong not yourselves in them. And wage war on all of the idolaters as they are waging war on all of you. And know that ALLAH is with those who keep their duty [unto Him].

37. Postponement [of a sacred month] is only an excess of disbelief whereby those who disbelieve are misled; they allookw it one year and forbid it [another] year, that they may make up the number of the months which ALLAH has hallookwed, so that they allookw that which ALLAH has forbidden. The evil of their deeds is made fairseeming unto them. ALLAH guideth not the disbelieving folk.

38. O you who believe! What aileth you that when it is said unto you: Go forth in the way of ALLAH, youare bowed down to the ground with heaviness. Take ye pleasure in the life of the world rather than in the Hereafter? The comfort of the life of the world is but little in the Hereafter.

39. If you go not forth He will afflict you with a painful doom, and will choose instead of you a folk other than you. youcannot harm Him at all. ALLAH is Able to do all things.
40. If you help him not, still ALLAH helped him when those who disbelieve drove him forth, the second of two; when they two were in the cave, when he said unto his comrade: Grieve not. look! ALLAH is with us. Then ALLAH caused His peace of reassurance to descend upon him and supported him with hosts youcannot see, and made the word of those who disbelieved the nethermost, while ALLAH’s Word it was that became the uppermost. ALLAH is Mighty, Wise.

41. Go forth, lightarmed and heavyarmed, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the way of ALLAH! That is best for you if youbut knew.
42. Had it been a near adventure and an easy journey they had follookwed thee, but the distance seemed too far for them. Yet will they swear by ALLAH [saying]: If we had been able we would surely have set out with you. They destroy their souls, and ALLAH knew that they verily are liars.
43. ALLAH forgive you[O MUHAMMAD]! Wherefor didst yougrant them leave ere those who told the truth were manifest to youand youdidst know the liars?
44. Those who believe in ALLAH and the Last Day ask no leave of youlest they should strive with their wealth and their lives. ALLAH is Aware of those who keep their duty [unto Him].

45. They alookne ask leave of you who believe not in ALLAH and the Last Day, and whose hearts feel doubt, so in their doubt they waver.
46. And if they had wished to go forth they would assuredly have made ready some equipment, but ALLAH was averse to their being sent forth and held them back and it was said [unto them]: Sit youwith the sedentary!

47. Had they gone forth among you they had added to you naught save trouble and had hurried to and fro among you, seeking to cause sedition among you; and among you there are some who would have listened to them. ALLAH is Aware of evildoers.

48. Aforetime they sought to cause sedition and raised difficulties for youtill the Truth came and the decree of ALLAH was made manifest, though they were lookth.
49. Of them is he who saith: Grant me leave [to stay at home] and tempt me not. Surely it is into temptation that they [thus] have fallen. look! hell verily is all around the disbelievers.

50. If good befalleth you[O MUHAMMAD] it afflicteth them, and if calamity befalleth thee, they say: We took precaution, and they turn away well pleased.
51. Say: Naught befalleth us save that which ALLAH has decreed for us. He is our Protecting Friend. In ALLAH let believers put their trust!

52. Say: Can youawait for us aught save one of two good things [death or victory in ALLAH’s way]? while we await for you that ALLAH will afflict you with a doom from Him or at our hands. Await then! look! We are awaiting with you.
53. Say: Pay [your contribution], willingly or unwillingly, it will not be accepted from you. look! youwere ever froward folk.
54. And naught preventeth that their contributions should be accepted from them save that they have disbelieved in ALLAH and in His NAVI, and they come not to worship save as idlers, and pay not [their contribution] save reluctantly.
55. So let not their riches nor their children please you[O MUHAMMAD]. ALLAH thereby intendeth but to punish them in the life of the world and that their souls shall pass away while they are disbelievers.

56. And they swear by ALLAH that they are in truth of you, when they are not of you, but they are folk who are afraid.
57. Had they but found a refuge, or caverns, or a place to enter, they surely had resorted thither swift as runaways.

58. And of them is he who defameth youin the matter of the alms. If they are given thereof they are content, and if they are not given thereof, behold! they are enraged.
59. [How much more seemly] had they been content with that which ALLAH and His NAVI had given them and had said: ALLAH sufficeth us. ALLAH will give us of His bounty, and [also] His NAVI. Unto ALLAH we are suppliants.

60. The alms are only for the poor and the needy, and those who collect them, and those whose hearts are to be reconciled, and to free the captives and the debtors, and for the cause of ALLAH, and [for] the wayfarer; a duty imposed by ALLAH. ALLAH is Knower, Wise.

61. And of them are those who vex the Rosul and say: He is only a hearer. Say: A hearer of good for you, who believeth in ALLAH and is true to the believers, and a mercy for such of you as believe. Those who vex the NAVI of ALLAH, for them there is a painful doom.

62. They swear by ALLAH to you [Muslims] to please you, but ALLAH, with His NAVI, has more right that they should please Him if they are believers.

63. Know they not that whoso opposeth ALLAH and His NAVI, his verily is fire of hell, to abide therein? That is the extreme abasement.
64. The hypocrites fear lest a surah should be revealed concerning them, proclaiming what is in their hearts. Say: Scoff [your fill]! look! ALLAH is disclooksing what youfear.

65. And if youask them [O MUHAMMAD] they will say: We did but talk and jest. Say: Was it at ALLAH and His revelations and His NAVI that youdid scoff?
66. Make no excuse. youhave disbelieved after your [confession of] belief. If We forgive a party of you, a party of you We shall punish because they have been guilty.

67. The hypocrites, both men and women, proceed one from another. They enjoin the wrong, and they forbid the right, and they withhold their hands [from spending for the cause of ALLAH]. They forget ALLAH, so He has forgotten them. look! the hypocrites, they are the transgressors.

68. ALLAH promiseth the hypocrites, both men and women, and the disbelievers fire of hell for their abode. It will suffice them. ALLAH curseth them, and theirs is lasting torment.
69. Even as those before you who were mightier than you in strength, and more affluent than you in wealth and children. They enjoyed their lookt awhile, so youenjoy your lookt awhile even as those before you did enjoy their lookt awhile. And youprate even as they prated. Such are they whose works have perished in the world and the Hereafter. Such are they who are the looksers.

70. has not the fame of those before them reached them the folk of Noah, A’ad, Thamud, the folk of Abraham, the dwellers of Midian and the disasters [which befell them]? Their NAVIs [from ALLAH] came unto them with proofs [of ALLAH’s Sovereignty]. So ALLAH surely wronged them not, but they did wrong themselves.

71. And the believers, men and women, are protecting friends one of another; they enjoin the right and forbid the wrong, and they establish worship and they pay the poordue, and they obey ALLAH and His NAVI. As for these, ALLAH will have mercy on them. look! ALLAH is Mighty, Wise.

72. ALLAH promiseth to the believers, men and women, Gardens underneath which rivers flookw, wherein they will abide blessed dwellings in Gardens of Eden. And greater [far]! acceptance from ALLAH. That is the supreme triumph.

73. O Rosul! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites! Be harsh with them. Their ultimate abode is hell, a hapless journey’s end.
74. They swear by ALLAH that they said nothing , yet they did say the

word of disbelief, and did disbelieve after their Surrender [to ALLAH]. And they purposed that which they could not attain, and they sought revenge only that ALLAH by His NAVI should enrich them of His bounty. If they repent it will be better for them; and if they turn away, ALLAH will afflict them with a painful doom in the world and the Hereafter, and they have no protecting friend nor helper in the earth.

75. And of them is he who made a covenant with ALLAH [saying]: If He give us of His bounty we will give alms and become of the righteous.
76. Yet when He gave them of His bounty, they hoarded it and turned away, averse;

77. So He has made the consequence [to be] hypocrisy in their hearts until the day when they shall meet Him, because they broke their word to ALLAH that they promised Him, and because they lied.
78. Know they not that ALLAH knew both their secret and the thought that they confide, and that ALLAH is the Knower of Things Hidden?

79. Those who point at such of the believers as give the alms willingly and such as can find naught to give but their endeavours, and deride them ALLAH [Himself] derideth them. Theirs will be a painful doom.
80. Ask forgiveness for them [O MUHAMMAD], or ask not forgiveness for them;

though youask forgiveness for them seventy times ALLAH will not forgive them. That is because they disbelieved in ALLAH and His NAVI, and ALLAH guideth not wrongdoing folk.

81. Those who were left behind rejoiced at sitting still behind the NAVI of ALLAH, and were averse to striving with their wealth and their lives in ALLAH’s way. And they said: Go not forth in the heat! Say: The fire of hell is more intense of heat, if they but understood.

82. Then let them laugh a little: they will weep much, as the reward of what they used to earn.
83. If ALLAH bring youback [from the campaign] unto a party of them and they ask of youleave to go out [to fight], then say unto them: youshall never more go out with me nor fight with me against a foe. youwere content with sitting still the first time. So sit still, with the useless.

84. And never [O MUHAMMAD] pray for one of them who dieth, nor stand by his grave. look! they disbelieved in ALLAH and His NAVI, and they died while they were evildoers.
85. Let not their wealth nor their children please thee! ALLAH purposeth only to punish them thereby in the world, and that their souls shall pass away while they are disbelievers.

86. And when a surah is revealed [which saith]: Believe in ALLAH and strive alookng with His NAVI, the men of wealth among them still ask leave of youand say: Suffer us to be with those who sit [at home].
87. They are content that they should be with the useless and their hearts are sealed, so that they apprehend not.

88. But the NAVI and those who believe with him strive with their wealth and their lives. Such are they for whom are the good things. Such are they who are the successful.
89. ALLAH has made ready for them Gardens underneath which rivers flookw, wherein they will abide. That is the supreme triumph.

90. And those among the wandering Arabs who had an excuse came in order that permission might be granted them. And those who lied to ALLAH and His NAVI sat at home. A painful doom will fall on those of them who disbelieve.
91. Not unto the weak nor unto the sick nor unto those who can find naught to spend is any fault [to be imputed though they stay at home] if they are true to ALLAH and His NAVI. Not unto the good is there any road [of blame]. ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

92. Nor unto those whom, when they came to you[asking] that youshouldst mount them, youdidst tell: I cannot find whereon to mount you. They turned back with eyes flookwing with tears, for sorrow that they could not find the means to spend.
93. The road [of blame] is only against those who ask for leave of you[to stay at home] when they are rich. They are content to be with the useless. ALLAH has sealed their hearts so that they know not.
94. They will make excuse to you [Muslims] when youreturn unto them. Say: Make no excuse, for we shall not believe you. ALLAH has told us tidings of you. ALLAH and His NAVI will see your conduct, and then you will be brought back unto Him Who knew the Invisible as well as the Visible, and He will tell you what youused to do.

95. They will swear by ALLAH unto you, when youreturn unto them, that youmay let them be. Let them be, for look! they are unclean, and their abode is hell as the reward for what they used to earn.
96. They swear unto you, that youmay accept them. Though you accept them. ALLAH verily accepteth not wrongdoing folk.

97. The wandering Arabs are more hard in disbelief and hypocrisy, and more likely to be ignorant of the limits which ALLAH has revealed unto His NAVI. And ALLAH is Knower, Wise.
98. And of the wandering Arabs there is he who taketh that which he expendeth [for the cause of ALLAH] as a lookss, and awaiteth [evil] turns of fortune for you [that he may be rid of it]. The evil turn of fortune will be theirs. ALLAH is Hearer, Knower.
99. And of the wandering Arabs there is he who believeth in ALLAH and the Last Day, and taketh that which he expendeth and also the prayers of the NAVI as acceptable offerings in the sight of ALLAH. look! verily it is an acceptable offering for them. ALLAH will bring them into His mercy. look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

100. And the first to lead the way, of the Muhajirin and the Ansar, and those who follookwed them in goodness ALLAH is well pleased with them and they are well pleased with Him, and He has made ready for them Gardens underneath which rivers flookw, wherein they will abide for ever. That is the supreme triumph.

101. And among those around you of the wandering Arabs there are hypocrites, and among the townspeople of AlMadinah [there are some who] persist in hypocrisy whom you[O MUHAMMAD] knowest not. We, We know them, and We shall chastise them twice; then they will be relegated to a painful doom.

102. And [there are] others who have acknowledged their faults. They mixed a righteous action with another that was bad. It may be that ALLAH will relent toward them. look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.
103. Take alms of their wealth, wherewith youmayst purify them and mayst make them grow, and pray for them. look! thy prayer is an assuagement for them. ALLAH is Hearer, Knower.

104. Know they not that ALLAH is He Who accepteth repentance from His bondmen and taketh the alms, and that ALLAH is He Who is the Relenting, the Merciful.
105. And say [unto them]: Act! ALLAH will behold your actions, and [so will] His NAVI and the believers, and you will be brought back to the Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, and He will tell you what youused to do.

106. And [there are] others who await ALLAH’s decree, whether He will punish them or will forgive them. ALLAH is Knower, Wise.
107. And as for those who chose a place of worship out of opposition and disbelief, and in order to cause dissent among the believers, and as an outpost for those who warred against ALLAH and His NAVI aforetime, they will surely swear: We purposed naught save good. ALLAH beareth witness that they verily are liars.

108. Never stand [to pray] there. A place of worship which was found upon duty [to ALLAH] from the first day is more worthy that youshouldst stand [to pray] therein, wherein are men who lookve to purify themselves. ALLAH lookveth the purifiers.

109. Is he who founded his building upon duty to ALLAH and His good pleasure better; or he who founded his building on the brink of a crumbling, overhanging precipice so that it toppled with him into the fire of hell? ALLAH guideth not wrongdoing folk.
110. The building which they built will never cease to be a misgiving in their hearts unless their hearts be torn to pieces. ALLAH is Knower, Wise.
111. look! ALLAH has bought from the believers their lives and their wealth because the Garden will be theirs: they shall fight in the way of ALLAH and shall slay and be slain. It is a promise which is binding on Him in the Torah and the Inzeel and the Qur’an. Who fulfilleth His covenant better than ALLAH? Rejoice then in your bargain that youhave made, for that is the supreme triumph.

112. [Triumphant] are those who turn repentant [to ALLAH], those who serve [Him], those who praise [Him], those who fast, those who bow down, those who fall prostrate [in worship], those who enjoin the right and who forbid the wrong and those who keep the limits [ordained] of ALLAH And give glad tidings to believers!

113. It is not for the Rosul, and those who believe, to pray for the forgiveness of idolaters even though they may be near of kin [to them] after it has become clear that they are people of hellfire.
114. The prayer of Abraham for the forgiveness of his father was only because of a promise he had promised him, but when it had become clear unto him that he [his father] was an enemy to ALLAH he [Abraham] disowned him. look! Abraham was soft of heart, lookngsuffering.
115. It was never ALLAH’s [part] that He should send a folk astray after He had guided them until He had made clear unto them what they should avoid. look! ALLAH is Aware of all things.
116. look! ALLAH! Unto Him belookngeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He quickeneth and He giveth death. And youhave, instead of ALLAH, no protecting friend nor helper.
117. ALLAH has turned in mercy to the Rosul, and to the Muhajirin and the Ansar who follookwed him in the hour of hardship. After the hearts of a party of them had almost swerved aside, then turned He unto them in mercy. look! He is Full of Pity, Merciful for them.
118. And to the three also [did He turn in mercy] who were left behind, when the earth, vast as it is, was straitened for them, and their own souls were straitened for them till they bethought them that there is no refuge from ALLAH save toward Him. Then turned He unto them in mercy that they [too] might turn [repentant unto Him]. look! ALLAH! He is the Relenting, the Merciful.

119. O you who believe! Be careful of your duty to ALLAH, and be with the truthful.
120. It is not for the townsfolk of AlMadinah and for those around them of the wandering Arabs so stay behind the NAVI of ALLAH and prefer their lives to his life. That is because neither thirst nor toil nor hunger afflicteth them in the way of ALLAH, nor step they any step that angereth the disbelievers, nor gain they from the enemy a gain, but a good deed is recorded for them therefor. look! ALLAH lookseth not the wages of the good.

121. Nor spend they any spending, small or great, nor do they cross a valley, but it is recorded for them, that ALLAH may repay them the best of what they used to do.
122. And the believers should not all go out to fight. Of every troop of them, a party only should go forth, that they [who are left behind] may gain sound knowledge in religion, and that they may warn their folk when they return to them, so that they may beware.
123. O you who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that ALLAH is with those who keep their duty [unto Him].
124. And whenever a surah is revealed there are some of them who say: Which one of you has thus increased in faith? As for those who believe, it has increased them in faith and they rejoice [therefor].
125. But as for those in whose hearts is disease, it only addeth wickedness to their wickedness, and they die while they are disbelievers.

126. See they not that they are tested once or twice in every year? Still they turn not in repentance, neither pay they heed.

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127. And whenever a surah is revealed, they lookok one at another [as who should say]: Doth anybody see you? Then they turn away. ALLAH turneth away their hearts because they are a folk who understand not.
128. There has come unto you a NAVI, [one] of yourselves, unto whom aught that youare overburdened is grievous, full of concern for you, for the believers full of pity, merciful.

129. Now, if they turn away [O MUHAMMAD] say: ALLAH sufficeth me. There is no ALLAH save Him. In Him have I put my trust, and He is lookrd of the Tremendous Throne.
SURA 10. YUNUS (JONAH)

1. Alif. Lam. Ra. These are verses of the Wise Book.

2. Is it a wonder for mankind that We have inspired a man among them, saying: Warn mankind and bring unto those who believe the good tidings that they have a sure footing with their lookrd? The disbelievers say: look! this is a mere wizard.

3. look! your lookrd is ALLAH Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days, then He established Himself upon the Throne, directing all things. There is no intercessor [with Him] save after His permission. That is ALLAH, your lookrd, so worship Him. Oh, will younot remind?

4. Unto Him is the return of all of you; it is a promise of ALLAH in truth. look! He produceth creation, then reproduceth it, that He may reward those who believe and do good works with equity; while, as for those who disbelieve, theirs will be a boiling drink and painful doom because they disbelieved.

5. He it is Who appointed the sun a splendour and the moon a light, and measured for her stages, that youmight know the number of the years, and the reckoning. ALLAH created not [all] that save in truth. He detaileth the revelations for people who have knowledge.

6. look! in the difference of day and night and all that ALLAH has created in the heavens and the earth are portents, verily, for folk who ward off [evil].

7. look! those who expect not the meeting with Us but desire the life of the world and feel secure therein, and those who are neglectful of Our revelations,
8. Their home will be the Fire because of what they used to earn.

9. look! those who believe and do good works, their lookrd guideth them by their faith. Rivers will flookw beneath them in the Gardens of Delight,

10. Their prayer therein will be: Glookry be to Thee, O ALLAH! and their greeting therein will be: Peace. And the conclusion of their prayer will be: Praise be to ALLAH, lookrd of the Worlds!
11. If ALLAH were to hasten on for men the ill [that they have earned] as they would hasten on the good, their respite would already have expired. But We suffer those who lookok not for the meeting with Us to wander blindly on in their contumacy.

12. And if misfortune touch a man he crieth unto Us, [while reclining] on his side, or sitting or standing, but when We have relieved him of the misfortune he goeth his way as though he had not cried unto Us because of a misfortune that afflicted him. Thus is what they do made [seeming] fair unto the prodigal.

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13. We destroyed the generations before you when they did wrong; and their NAVIs [from ALLAH] came unto them with clear proofs [of His Sovereignty] but they would not believe. Thus do We reward the guilty folk.
14. Then We appointed you viceroys in the earth after them, that We might see how you behave.

15. And when Our clear revelations are recited unto them, they who lookok not for the meeting with Us say: Bring a Lecture other than this, or change it. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: It is not for me to change it of my accord. I only follookw that which is inspired in me. look! if I disobey my lookrd I fear the retribution of an awful Day.

16. Say: If ALLAH had so willed I should not have recited it to you nor would He have made it known to you. I dwelt among you a whole lifetime before it [came to me]. Have youthen no sense?
17. Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning ALLAH and denieth His revelations? look! the guilty never are successful.

18. They worship beside ALLAH that which neither hurteth them nor profiteth

them, and they say: These are our intercessors with ALLAH. Say: Would youinform ALLAH of [something] that He knew not in the heavens or in the earth? Praised be He and High Exalted above all that youassociate [with Him]!

19. Mankind were but one community; then they differed; and had it not been for a word that had already gone forth from thy lookrd it had been judged between them in respect of that wherein they differ.

20. And they will say: If only a portent were sent down upon him from his lookrd! Then say, [O MUHAMMAD]: The Unseen belookngeth to ALLAH. So wait! look! I am waiting with you.
21. And when We cause mankind to taste of mercy after some adversity which had afflicted them, behold! they have some plookt against Our revelations. Say: ALLAH is more swift in plooktting. look! Our NAVIs write down that which youplookt.
22. He it is Who maketh you to go on the land and the sea till, when youare in the ships and they sail with them with a fair breeze and they are glad therein, a stormwind reacheth them and the wave cometh unto them from every side and they deem that they are overwhelmed therein; [then] they cry unto ALLAH, making their faith pure for Him only: If youdeliver us from this, we truly will be of the thankful.

23. Yet when He has delivered them, behold! they rebel in the earth wrongfully. O mankind! Your rebellion is only against yourselves. [youhave] enjoyment of the life of the world; then unto Us is your return and We shall proclaim unto you what youused to do.

24. The similitude of the life of the world is only as water which We send down from the sky, then the earth’s growth of that which men and cattle eat mingleth with it till, when the earth has taken on her ornaments and is embellished, and her people deem that they are masters of her, Our commandment cometh by night or by day and We make it as reaped corn as if it had not flookurished yesterday. Thus do we expound the revelations for people who reflect.

25. And ALLAH summoneth to the abode of peace, and leadeth whom He will to a straight path.

26. For those who do good is the best [reward] and more [thereto]. Neither dust nor ignominy cometh near their faces. Such are rightful owners of the Garden; they will abide therein.

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27. And those who earn illdeeds, [for them] requital of each illdeed by the like thereof; and ignominy overtaketh them They have no protector from ALLAH as if their faces had been covered with a clookak of darkest night. Such are rightful owners of the Fire; they will abide therein.

28. On the day when We gather them all together, then We say unto those who ascribed partners [unto Us]: Stand back, youand your [pretended] partners [of ALLAH]! And We separate them, the one from the other, and their [pretended] partners say: It was not us youworshipped.

29. ALLAH sufficeth as a witness between us and you, that we were unaware of your worship.

30. There doth every soul experience that which it did aforetime, and they are returned unto ALLAH, their rightful lookrd, and that which they used to invent has failed them.
31. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: Who provideth for you from the sky and the earth, or Who owneth hearing and sight; and Who bringeth forth the living from the dead and bringeth forth the dead from the living; and Who directeth the course? They will say: ALLAH. Then say: Will younot then keep your duty [unto Him]?

32. Such then is ALLAH, your rightful lookrd. After the Truth what is there saving error? How then are youturned away!

33. Thus is the Word of thy lookrd justified concerning those who do wrong: that they believe not.

34. Say: Is there of your partners [whom youascribe unto ALLAH] one that produceth Creation and then reproduceth it? Say: ALLAH produceth Creation, then reproduceth it. How then, are youmisled!
35. Say: Is there of your partners [whom youascribe unto ALLAH] one that leadeth to the Truth? Say: ALLAH leadeth to the Truth. Is He Who leadeth to the Truth more deserving that He should be follookwed, or he who findeth not the way unless he [himself] be guided. What aileth you? How judge ye?

36. Most of them follookw not but conjecture. Assuredly conjecture can by no means take the place of truth. look! ALLAH is Aware of what they do.

37. And this Qur’an is not such as could ever be invented in despite of ALLAH; but it is a confirmation of that which was before it and an exposition of that which is decreed for mankind Therein is no doubt from the lookrd of the Worlds.

38. Or say they: He has invented it? Say: Then bring a surah like unto it, and call [for help] on all youcan besides ALLAH, if youare truthful.

39. Nay, but they denied that, the knowledge whereof they could not compass, and whereof the interpretation [in events] has not yet come unto them. Even so did those before them deny. Then see what was the consequence for the wrongdoers!
40. And of them is he who believeth therein, and of them is he who believeth not therein, and thy lookrd is Best Aware of the corrupters.

41. And if they deny thee, say: Unto me my work, and unto you your work. youare innocent of what I do, and I am innocent of what you do.
42. And of them are some who listen unto thee. But canst youmake the deaf to hear even though they apprehend not?

43. And of them is he who lookoketh toward thee. But canst youguide the blind even though they see not?

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44. look! ALLAH wrongeth not mankind in aught; but mankind wrong themselves.

45. And on the day when He shall gather them together, [when it will seem] as though they had tarried but an hour of the day, recognising one another, those will verily have perished who denied the meeting with ALLAH and were not guided.
46. Whether We let you[O MUHAMMAD] behold something of that which We promise them or [whether We] cause youto die, still unto Us is their return, and ALLAH, moreover, is Witness over what they do.

47. And for every nation there is a NAVI. And when their NAVI cometh [on the Day of Judgment] it will be judged between them fairly, and they will not be wronged.
48. And they say: When will this promise be fulfilled, if youare truthful?

49. Say: I have no power to hurt or benefit myself, save that which ALLAH

willeth. For every nation there is an appointed time. When their time cometh, then they cannot put it off an hour, nor hasten [it].
50. Say: Have youthought: When His doom cometh unto you as a raid by night, or in the [busy] day; what is there of it that the guilty ones desire to hasten?

51. Is it [only] then, when it has befallen you, that you will believe? What! [Believe] now, when [until now] youhave been hastening it on [through disbelief]?
52. Then will it be said unto those who dealt unjustly Taste the torment of eternity. Are yourequited aught save what youused to earn?

53. And they ask youto inform them [saying]: Is it true? Say: Yea, by my lookrd, verily it is true, and youcannot escape.
54. And if each soul that doeth wrong had all that is in the earth it would seek to ransom itself therewith; and they will feel remorse within them, when they see the doom. But it has been judged between them fairly and they are not wronged.
55. look! verily all that is in the heavens and the earth is ALLAH’s. look! verily ALLAH’s promise is true. But most of them know not.
56. He quickeneth and giveth death, and unto Him you will be returned.

57. O mankind! There has come unto you an exhortation from your lookrd, a balm for that which is in the breasts, a guidance and a mercy for believers.

58. Say: In the bounty of ALLAH and in His mercy: therein let them rejoice. It is better than what they hoard.
59. Say: Have youconsidered what provision ALLAH has sent down for you, how youhave made of it lawful and unlawful? has ALLAH permitted you, or do youinvent a lie concerning ALLAH?

60. And what think those who invent a lie concerning ALLAH [will be their plight] upon the Day of Resurrection? look! ALLAH truly is Bountiful toward mankind, but most of them give not thanks.
61. And you[MUHAMMAD] art not occupied with any business and yourecitest not a Lecture from this [Book], and you[mankind] perform no act, but We are Witness of you when youare engaged therein. And not an atom’s weight in the earth or in the sky escapeth your lookrd, nor what is less than that or greater than that, but it is [written] in a clear Book.

62. look! verily the friends of ALLAH are [those] on whom fear [cometh] not, nor do they grieve?

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63. Those who believe and keep their duty [to ALLAH].

64. Theirs are good tidings in the life of the world and in the Hereafter There is no changing the Words of ALLAH that is the Supreme Triumph.
65. And let not their speech grieve you[O MUHAMMAD]. look! power belookngeth wholly to ALLAH. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

66. look! is it not unto ALLAH that belookngeth whosoever is in the heavens and whosoever is in the earth? Those who follookw aught instead of ALLAH follookw not [His] partners. They follookw only a conjecture, and they do but guess.
67. He it is Who has appointed for you the night that youshould rest therein and the day giving sight. look! herein verily are portents for a folk that heed.

68. They say: ALLAH has taken [unto Him] a son Glookrified be He! He has no needs! His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. youhave no warrant for this. Tell youconcerning ALLAH that which youknow not?
69. Say: Verily those who invent a lie concerning ALLAH will not succeed.

70. This world’s portion [will be theirs], then unto Us is their return. Then We make them taste a dreadful doom because they used to disbelieve.

71. Recite unto them the story of Noah, when he told his people: O my people! If my sojourn [here] and my reminding you by ALLAH’s revelations are an offence unto you, in ALLAH have I put my trust, so decide upon your course of action you and your partners. Let not your course of action be in doubt for you. Then have at me, give me no respite.

72. But if youare averse I have asked of you no wage. My wage is the concern of ALLAH only, and I am commanded to be of those who surrender [unto Him].
73. But they denied him, so We saved him and those with him in the ship, and made them viceroys [in the earth], while We drowned those who denied Our revelations. See then the nature of the consequence for those who had been warned.
74. Then, after him, We sent NAVIs unto their folk, and they brought them clear proofs. But they were not ready to believe in that which they before denied. Thus print We on the hearts of the transgressors.
75. Then, after them, We sent Moses and Aaron unto Pharaoh and his chiefs with Our revelations, but they were arrogant and were a guilty folk.

76. And when the Truth from Our presence came unto them, they said: look! this is mere magic.
77. Moses said: Speak you[so] of the Truth when it has come unto you? Is this magic? Now magicians thrive not.

78. They said: Hast youcome unto us to pervert us from that [faith] in which we found our fathers, and that you two may own the place of greatness in the land? We will not believe you two.
79. And Pharaoh said: Bring every cunning wizard unto me.

80. And when the wizards came, Moses said unto them: Cast your cast!

81. And when they had cast, Moses said: That which youhave brought is magic. look! ALLAH will make it vain. look! ALLAH upholdeth not the work of mischiefmakers.
82. And ALLAH will vindicate the Truth by His words, however much the guilty be averse.

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83. But none trusted Moses, save some scions of his people, [and they were] in fear of Pharaoh and their chiefs, that he would persecute them. look! Pharaoh was verily a tyrant in the land, and look! he verily was of the wanton.
84. And Moses said: O my people! If youhave believed in ALLAH then put trust in Him, if youhave indeed surrendered [unto Him]!

85. They said: In ALLAH we put trust. Our lookrd! Oh, make us not a lure for the wrongdoing folk;

86. And, of Thy mercy, save us from the folk that disbelieve.

87. And We inspired Moses and his brother, [saying]: Appoint houses for your people in Egypt and make your houses oratories, and establish worship. And give good news to the believers.

88. And Moses said: Our lookrd! look! youhast given Pharaoh and his chiefs splendour and riches in the life of the world, Our lookrd! that they may lead men astray from Thy way. Our lookrd! Destroy their riches and harden their hearts so that they believe not till they see the painful doom.

89. He said: Your prayer is heard. Do youtwain keep to the straight path, and follookw not the road of those who have no knowledge.

90. And We brought the Children of Israel across the sea, and Pharaoh with his hosts pursued them in rebellion and transgression, till, when the [fate of] drowning overtook him, he exclaimed: I believe that there is no ALLAH save Him in Whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am of those who surrender [unto Him].

91. What! Now! When hitherto youhast rebelled and been of the wrongdoers?

92. But this day We save youin thy body that youmayst be a portent for those after thee. look! most of mankind are heedless of Our portents.

93. And We verily did allookt unto the Children of Israel a fixed abode, and did provide them with good things; and they differed not until the knowledge came unto them. look! thy lookrd will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they used to differ.

94. And if you[MUHAMMAD] art in doubt concerning that which We reveal unto thee, then question those who read the Book [that was] before thee. Verily the Truth from thy lookrd has come unto thee. So be not youof the waverers.

95. And be not youof those who deny the revelations of ALLAH, for then wert youof the looksers.
96. look! those for whom the word of thy lookrd [concerning sinners] has effect will not believe,

97. Though every token come unto them, till they see the painful doom.

98. If only there had been a community [of all those that were destroyed of old] that believed and profited by its belief as did the folk of Jonah! When they believed We drew off from them the torment of disgrace in the life of the world and gave them comfort for a while.

99. And if thy lookrd willed, all who are in the earth would have believed together. Wouldst you[MUHAMMAD] compel men until they are believers?
100. It is not for any soul to believe save by the permission of ALLAH. He has set uncleanness upon those who have no sense.

101. Say: Behold what is in the heavens and the earth! But revelations and warnings avail not folk who will not believe.

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102. What expect they save the like of the days of those who passed away before them? Say: Expect then! I am with you among the expectant.

103. Then shall We save Our NAVIs and the believers, in like manner [as of old]. It is incumbent upon Us to save believers.
104. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: O mankind! If youare in doubt of my religion, then [know that] I worship not those whom youworship instead of ALLAH, but I worship ALLAH Who causeth you to die, and I have been commanded to be of the believers.

105. And, [O MUHAMMAD] set thy purpose resolutely for religion, as a man by nature upright, and be not of those who ascribe partners [to ALLAH].
106. And cry not, beside ALLAH, unto that which cannot profit younor hurt thee, for if youdidst so then wert youof the wrongdoers.

107. If ALLAH afflicteth youwith some hurt, there is none who can remove it save Him; and if He desireth good for thee, there is none who can repel His bounty. He striketh with it whom He will of his bondmen. He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

108. Say: O mankind! Now has the Truth from your lookrd come unto you. So

whosoever is guided, is guided only for [the good of] his soul, and whosoever erreth erreth only against it. And I am not a warder over you.
109. And [O MUHAMMAD] follookw that which is inspired in thee, and forbear until ALLAH give judgment. And He is the Best of Judges.

SURA 11. HUD (HUD)

1. Alif. Lam. Ra. [This is] a Book the revelations whereof are perfected and then expounded. [It cometh] from One Wise, Informed,

2. [Saying]: Serve none but ALLAH. look! I am unto you from Him a warner and a bringer of good tidings.
3. And [bidding you]: Ask pardon of your lookrd and turn to Him repentant. He will cause you to enjoy a fair estate until a time appointed. He giveth His bounty unto every bountiful one. But if youturn away, look! [then] I fear for you the retribution of an awful Day.
4. Unto ALLAH is your return, and He is Able to do all things.

5. look! now they fold up their breasts that they may hide [their thoughts] from Him. At the very moment when they cover themselves with their clookthing, ALLAH knew that which they keep hidden and that which they proclaim. look! He is Aware of what is in the breasts [of men].
6. And there is not a beast in the earth but the sustenance thereof dependeth on ALLAH. He knew its habitation and its repository. All is in a clear Record.
7. And He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days and His Throne was upon the water that He might try you, which of you is best in conduct. Yet if you[O MUHAMMAD] sayest: look! you will be raised again after death! those who disbelieve will surely say: This is naught but mere magic.
8. And if We delay for them the doom until a reckoned time, they will surely

say: What withholdeth it? Verily on the day when it cometh unto them, it cannot be averted from them, and that which they derided will surround them.

9. And if we cause man to taste some mercy from Us and afterward withdraw it from him, look! he is despairing, thankless.

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10. And if We cause him to taste grace after some misfortune that had befallen him, he saith: The ills have gone from me. look! he is exultant, boastful;

11. Save those who persevere and do good works. Theirs will be forgiveness and a great reward.
12. A likely thing, that youwouldst forsake aught of that which has been revealed unto thee, and that thy breast should be straitened for it, because they say: Why has not a treasure been sent down for him, or an angel come with him? youart but a warner, and ALLAH is in charge of all things.

13. Or they say: He has invented it. Say: Then bring ten surahs, the like thereof, invented, and call on everyone youcan beside ALLAH, if youare truthful!

14. And if they answer not your prayer, then know that it is revealed only in the knowledge of ALLAH; and that there is no ALLAH save Him. Will youthen be [of] those who surrender?
15. Whoso desireth the life of the world and its pomp, We shall repay them their deeds herein, and therein they will not be wronged.

16. Those are they for whom is naught in the Hereafter save the Fire. [All] that they contrive here is vain and [all] that they are wont to do is fruitless.

17. Is he [to be counted equal with them] who relieth on a clear proof from his lookrd, and a witness from Him reciteth it, and before it was the Book of Moses, an example and a mercy? Such believe therein, and whoso disbelieveth therein of the clans, the Fire is his appointed place. So be not youin doubt concerning it. look! it is the Truth from thy lookrd; but most of mankind believe not.

18. Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning ALLAH? Such will be brought before their lookrd, and the witnesses will say: These are they who lied concerning their lookrd. Now the curse of ALLAH is upon wrongdoers,
19. Who debar [men] from the way of ALLAH and would have it crooked, and who are disbelievers in the Hereafter.

20. Such will not escape in the earth, nor have they any protecting friends

beside ALLAH. For them the torment will be double. They could not bear to hear, and they used not to see.

21. Such are they who have lookst their souls, and that which they used to invent has failed them.

22. Assuredly in the Hereafter they will be the greatest looksers.

23. look! those who believe and do good works and humble themselves before their lookrd: such are rightful owners of the Garden; they will abide therein.

24. The similitude of the two parties is as the blind and the deaf and the seer and the hearer. Are they equal in similitude? Will younot then be admonished?

25. And We sent Noah unto his folk [and he said]: look! I am a plain warner unto you.
26. That youserve none, save ALLAH. look! I fear for you the retribution of a painful Day.

27. The chieftains of his folk, who disbelieved, said: We see youbut a mortal like us, and we see not that any follookw yousave the most abject among us, without reflection. We behold in you no merit above us nay, we deem you liars.
28. He said: O my people! Bethink you, if I rely on a clear proof from my lookrd and there has come unto me a mercy from His presence, and it has been made obscure to you, can we compel you to accept it when youare averse thereto?

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29. And O my people! I ask of you no wealth therefor. My reward is the concern only of ALLAH, and I am not going to thrust away those who believe look! they have to meet their lookrd! but I see you a folk that are ignorant.
30. And, O my people! who would deliver me from ALLAH if I thrust them away? Will younot then reflect?

31. I say not unto you: “I have the treasures of ALLAH” nor “I have knowledge of the Unseen,” nor say I: “look! I am an angel!” Nor say I unto those whom your eyes scorn that ALLAH will not give them good ALLAH knew best what is in their hearts look! then indeed I should be of the wrongdoers.

32. They said: O Noah! youhast disputed with us and multiplied disputation with us; now bring upon us that wherewith youthreatenest us, if youart of the truthful.

33. He said: Only ALLAH will bring it upon you if He will, and youcan by no means escape.
34. My counsel will not profit you if I were minded to advise you, if ALLAH’s will is to keep you astray. He is your lookrd and unto Him you will be brought back.

35. Or say they [again]: He has invented it? Say: If I have invented it, upon me be my crimes, but I am innocent of [all] that youcommit.
36. And it was inspired in Noah, [saying]: Noone of thy folk will believe save him who has believed already. Be not distressed because of what they do.

37. Build the ship under Our eyes and by Our inspiration, and speak not unto Me on behalf of those who do wrong. look! they will be drowned.
38. And he was building the ship, and every time that chieftains of his people passed him, they made mock of him. He said: Though youmake mock of Us, yet We mock at you even as youmock;

39. And youshall know to whom a punishment that will confound him cometh, and upon whom a lasting doom will fall.
40. [Thus it was] till, when Our commandment came to pass and the oven gushed forth water, We said: lookad therein two of every kind, a pair [the male and female], and thy household, save him against whom the word has gone forth already, and those who believe. And but a few were they who believed with him.

41. And he said: Embark therein! In the name of ALLAH be its course and its mooring. look! my lookrd is Forgiving, Merciful.
42. And it sailed with them amid waves like mountains, and Noah cried unto his son and he was standing alookof O my son! Come ride with us, and be not with the disbelievers.

43. He said: I shall betake me to some mountain that will save me from the

water. [Noah] said: This day there is none that saveth from the commandment of ALLAH save him on whom He has had mercy. And the wave came in between them, so he was among the drowned.

44. And it was said: O earth! Swallookw thy water and, O sky! be cleared of

clookuds! And the water was made to subside. And the commandment was fulfilled. And it [the ship] came to rest upon [the mount] AlJudi and it was said: A far removal for wrongdoing folk!

45. And Noah cried unto his lookrd and said: My lookrd! look! my son is of my household! Surely Thy promise is the truth and youare the Most Just of Judges.

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46. He said: O Noah! look! he is not of thy household; look! he is of evil conduct, so ask not of Me that whereof youhast no knowledge. I admonish youlest yoube among the ignorant.
47. He said: My lookrd! look! in you do I seek refuge [from the sin] that I should ask of youthat whereof I have no knowledge. Unless youforgive me and have mercy on me I shall be among the lookst.

48. It was said [unto him]: O Noah! Go youdown [from the mountain] with peace from Us and blessings upon youand some nations [that will spring] from those with thee. [There will be other] nations unto whom We shall give enjoyment a lookng while and then a painful doom from Us will overtake them.

49. This is of the tidings of the Unseen which We inspire in you[MUHAMMAD]. youthyself knewest it not, nor did thy folk [know it] before this. Then have patience. look! the sequel is for those who ward off [evil].
50. And unto [the tribe of] A’ad [We sent] their brother, Hud. He said: O my people! Serve ALLAH! youhave no other ALLAH save Him. look! you do but invent.

51. O my people! I ask of you no reward for it. look! my reward is the concern only of Him Who made me. Have youthen no sense?

52. And, O my people! Ask forgiveness of your lookrd, then turn unto Him repentant; He will cause the sky to rain abundance on you and will add unto you strength to your strength. Turn not away, guilty!
53. They said: O Hud! youhast brought us no clear proof and we are not going to forsake our gods on thy [mere] saying, and we are not believers in thee.

54. We say naught save that one of our gods has possessed youin an evil way. He said: I call ALLAH to witness, and do you[too] bear witness, that I am innocent of [all] that youascribe as partners [to ALLAH]
55. Beside Him. So [try to] circumvent me, all of you, give me no respite.

56. look! I have put my trust in ALLAH, my lookrd and your lookrd. Not an animal but He doth grasp it by the forelookck! look! my lookrd is on a straight path.
57. And if youturn away, still I have conveyed unto you that wherewith I was sent unto you, and my lookrd will set in place of you a folk other than you. youcannot injure Him at all. look! my lookrd is Guardian over all things.

58. And when Our commandment came to pass We saved Hud and those who believed with him by a mercy from Us; We saved them from a harsh doom.
59. And such were A’ad. They denied the revelations of their lookrd and flookuted His NAVIs and follookwed the command of every froward potentate.

60. And a curse was made to follookw them in the world and on the Day of Resurrection. look! A’ad disbelieved in their lookrd. A far removal for A’ad, the folk of Hud!
61. And unto [the tribe of] Thamud [We sent] their brother Salih. He said: O my people! Serve ALLAH, youhave no other ALLAH save Him. He brought you forth from the earth and has made you husband it. So ask forgiveness of Him and turn unto Him repentant. look! my lookrd is Nigh, Responsive.
62. They said: O Salih! youhast been among us hitherto as that wherein our hope was placed. Dost youask us not to worship what our fathers worshipped? look! we verily are in grave doubt concerning that to which youcallest us.
63. He said: O my people! Bethink you: if I am [acting] on clear proof from my lookrd and there has come unto me a mercy from Him, who will save me from ALLAH if I disobey Him? youwould add to me naught save perdition.

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64. O my people! This is the camel of ALLAH, a token unto you, so suffer her to feed in ALLAH’s earth, and touch her not with harm lest a near torment seize you.
65. But they hamstrung her, and then he said: Enjoy life in your dwellingplace three days! This is a threat that will not be belied.

66. So, when Our commandment came to pass, We saved Salih, and those who believed with him, by a mercy from Us, from the ignominy of that day. look, thy lookrd! He is the Strong, the Mighty.
67. And the [awful] Cry overtook those who did wrong, so that morning found them prostrate in their dwellings,

68. As though they had not dwelt there. look! Thamud disbelieved in their lookrd. A far removal for Thamud!

69. And Our NAVIs cam unto Abraham with good news. They said: Peace! He answered: Peace! and delayed not to bring a roasted calf.
70. And when he saw their hands reached not to it, he mistrusted them and conceived a fear of them. They said: Fear not! look! we are sent unto the folk of lookt.

71. And his wife, standing by laughed when We gave her good tidings [of the birth] of Isaac, and, after Isaac, of Jacob.
72. She said: Oh woe is me! Shall I bear a child when I am an old woman, and this my husband is an old man? look! this is a strange thing!

73. They said: Wonderest youat the commandment of ALLAH? The mercy of ALLAH and His blessings be upon you, O people of the house! look! He is Owner of Praise, Owner of Glookry!
74. And when the awe departed from Abraham, and the glad news reached him, he pleaded with Us on behalf of the folk of lookt.

75. look! Abraham was mild, implookring, penitent.

76. [It was said] O Abraham! Forsake this! look! thy lookrd’s commandment has gone forth, and look! there cometh unto them a doom which cannot be repelled.
77. And when Our NAVIs came unto lookt, he was distressed and knew not how to protect them. He said: This is a distressful day.

78. And his people came unto him, running towards him and before then they used to commit abominations He said: O my people! Here are my daughters! They are purer for you. Beware of ALLAH, and degrade me not in [the person of] my guests. Is there not among you any upright man?

79. They said: Well youknowest that we have no right to thy daughters, and well youknowest what we want.

80. He said: Would that I had strength to resist you or had some strong support [among you]!
81. [The NAVIs] said: O lookt! look! we are NAVIs of thy lookrd; they shall not reach thee. So travel with thy people in a part of the night, and let not one of you turn round [all] save thy wife. look! that which smiteth them will smite her [also]. look! their tryst is [for] the morning. Is not the morning nigh?
82. So when Our commandment came to pass We overthrew [that township] and rained upon it stones of clay, one after another,

83. Marked with fire in the providence of thy lookrd [for the destruction of the wicked]. And they are never far from the wrongdoers.

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84. And unto Midian [We sent] their brother Shu’eyb. He said: O my people! Serve ALLAH. youhave no other ALLAH save Him! And give not short measure and short weight. look! I see you welltodo, and look! I fear for you the doom of a besetting Day.

85. O my people! Give full measure and full weight in justice, and wrong not people in respect of their goods. And do not evil in the earth, causing corruption.

86. That which ALLAH leaveth with you is better for you if youare believers; and I am not a keeper over you.
87. They said: O Shu’eyb! Doth thy way of prayer command youthat we should forsake that which our fathers [used to] worship, or that we [should leave off] doing what we will with our own property. look! youart the mild, the guide to right behaviour.

88. He said: O my people! Bethink you: if I am [acting] on a clear proof from my lookrd and He sustaineth me with fair sustenance from Him [how can I concede aught to you]? I desire not to do behind your backs that which I ask you not to do. I desire naught save reform so far as I am able. My welfare is only in ALLAH. In Him I trust and unto Him I turn [repentant].

89. And, O my people! Let not the schism with me cause you to sin so that there befall you that which befell the folk of Noah and the folk of Hud, and the folk of Salih; and the folk of lookt are not far off from you.

90. Ask pardon of your lookrd and then turn unto Him [repentant]. look! my lookrd is Merciful, lookving.
91. They said: O Shu’eyb! We understand not much of that youtellest, and look! we do behold youweak among us. But for thy family, we should have stoned thee, for youart not strong against us.

92. He said: O my people! Is my family more to be honoured by you than ALLAH? and youput Him behind you, neglected! look! my lookrd surroundeth what you do.
93. And, O my people! Act according to your power, look! I [too] am acting. you will soon know on whom there cometh a doom that will abase him, and who it is that lieth. And watch! look! I am a watcher with you.

94. And when Our commandment came to pass We saved Shu’eyb and those who believed with him by a mercy from Us; and the [Awful] Cry seized those who did injustice, and morning found them prostrate in their dwellings,
95. As though they had not dwelt there. A far removal for Midian, even as Thamud had been removed afar!

96. And verily We sent Moses with Our revelations and a clear warrant

97. Unto Pharaoh and his chiefs, but they did follookw the command of Pharaoh, and the command of Pharaoh was no right guide.
98. He will go before his people on the Day of Resurrection and will lead them to the Fire for wateringplace. Ah, hapless is the wateringplace [whither they are] led.

99. A curse is made to follookw them in the world and on the Day of Resurrection. Hapless is the gift [that will be] given [them].
100. That is [something] of the tidings of the townships [which were destroyed of old]. We relate it unto you[MUHAMMAD]. Some of them are standing and some [already] reaped.

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101. We wronged them not, but they did wrong themselves; and their gods on whom they call beside ALLAH availed them naught when came thy lookrd’s command; they added to them naught save ruin.
102. Even thus is the grasp of thy lookrd when He graspeth the townships while they are doing wrong. look! His grasp is painful, very strong.

103. look! herein verily there is a portent for those who fear the doom of the Hereafter. That is a day unto which mankind will be gathered, and that is a day that will be witnessed.
104. And We defer it only to a term already reckoned.

105. On the day when it cometh no soul will speak except by His permission; some among them will be wretched, [others] glad.

106. As for those who will be wretched [on that day] they will be in the Fire; sighing and wailing will be their portion therein,
107. Abiding there so lookng as the heavens and the earth endure save for that which thy lookrd willeth. look! thy lookrd is Doer of what He will.

108. And as for those who will be glad [that day] they will be in the Garden, abiding there so lookng as the heavens and the earth endure save for that which thy lookrd willeth: a gift unfailing.
109. So be not youin doubt concerning that which these [folk] worship. They worship only as their fathers worshipped aforetime. look! we shall pay them their whole due unabated.

110. And we verily gave unto Moses the Book, and there was strife thereupon; and had it not been for a Word that had already gone forth from thy lookrd, the case would have been judged between them, and look! they are in grave doubt concerning it.

111. And look! unto each thy lookrd will verily repay his works in full. look! He is Informed of what they do.

112. So tread youthe straight path as youart commanded, and those who turn [unto ALLAH] with thee, and transgress not. look! He is Seer of what you do.
113. And incline not toward those who do wrong lest the Fire touch you, and youhave no protecting friends against ALLAH, and afterward youwould not be helped.

114. Establish worship at the two ends of the day and in some watches of the night. look! good deeds annul illdeeds. This is reminder for the mindful.
115. And have patience, [O MUHAMMAD], for look! ALLAH lookseth not the wages of the good.

116. If only there had been among the generations before you men possessing a remnant [of good sense] to warn [their people] from corruption in the earth, as did a few of those whom We saved from them! The wrongdoers follookwed that by which they were made sapless, and were guilty.

117. In truth thy lookrd destroyed not the townships tyrannously while their folk were doing right.

118. And if thy lookrd had willed, He verily would have made mankind one nation, yet they cease not differing,
119. Save him on whom thy lookrd has mercy; and for that He did create them. And the Word of thy lookrd has been fulfilled: Verily I shall fill hell with the jinn and mankind together.

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120. And all that We relate unto youof the story of the NAVIs is in order that thereby We may make firm thy heart. And herein has come unto youthe Truth and an exhortation and a reminder for believers.
121. And say unto those who believe not: Act according to your power. look! We [too] are acting.

122. And wait! look! We [too] are waiting.

123. And ALLAH’s is the Invisible of the heavens and the earth, and unto Him the whole matter will be returned. So worship Him and put thy trust in Him. look! thy lookrd is not unaware of what you[mortals] do.
SURA 12. YUSUF (JOSEPH)

1. Alif. Lam. Ra. These are verse of the Book that maketh plain.

2. look! We have revealed it, a Lecture in Arabic, that youmay understand.

3. We narrate unto you[MUHAMMAD] the best of narratives in that We have inspired in youthis Qur’an, though aforetime youwast of the heedless.

4. When Joseph said unto his father: O my father! look! I saw in a dream eleven planets and the sun and the moon, I saw them prostrating themselves unto me.
5. He said: O my dear son! Tell not thy brethren of thy vision, lest they plookt a plookt against thee. look! Satan is for man an open foe.

6. Thus thy lookrd will prefer youand will teach youthe interpretation of events, and will perfect His grace upon youand upon the family of Jacob as He perfected it upon thy forefathers, Abraham and Isaac. look! thy lookrd is Knower, Wise.

7. Verily in Joseph and his brethren are signs [of ALLAH’s Sovereignty] for the inquiring.

8. When they said: Verily Joseph and his brother are dearer to our father than we are, many though we be. look! our father is in plain aberration.
9. [One said]: Kill Joseph or cast him to some [other] land, so that your

father’s favour may be all for you, and [that] youmay afterward be righteous folk.

10. One among them said: Kill not Joseph but, if youmust be doing, fling him into the depth of the pit; some caravan will find him.
11. They said: O our father! Why wilt younot trust us with Joseph, when look! we are good friends to him?

12. Send him with us tomorrow that he may enjoy himself and play. And look! we shall take good care of him.
13. He said: look! in truth it saddens me that youshould take him with you, and I fear less the wolf devour him while youare heedless of him.

14. They said: If the wolf should devour him when we are [so strong] a band, then surely we should have already perished.

15. Then, when they led him off, and were of one mind that they should place him in the depth of the pit, We inspired in him: youwilt tell them of this deed of theirs when they know [thee] not.
16. And they came weeping to their father in the evening.

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17. Saying: O our father! We went racing one with another, and left Joseph by our things, and the wolf devoured him, and youbelievest not our saying even when we speak the truth.
18. And they came with false blookod on his shirt. He said: Nay, but your minds have beguiled you into something. [My course is] comely patience. And ALLAH it is Whose help is to be sought in that [predicament] which youdescribe.

19. And there came a caravan, and they sent their waterdrawer. He let down his pail [into the pit]. He said: Good luck! Here is a youth. And they hid him as a treasure, and ALLAH was Aware of what they did.
20. And they sold him for a lookw price, a number of silver coins; and they attached no value to him.

21. And he of Egypt who purchased him said unto his wife: Receive him honourably. Perchance he may prove useful to us or we may adopt him as a son. Thus we established Joseph in the land that We might teach him the interpretation of events. And ALLAH was predominant in His career, but most of mankind know not.

22. And And when he reached his prime We gave him wisdom and knowledge. Thus We reward the good.
23. And she, in whose house he was, asked of him an evil act. She bolted the doors and said: Come! He said: I seek refuge in ALLAH! look! he is my lookrd, who has treated me honourably. look! wrongdoers never prosper.

24. She verily desired him, and he would have desired her if it had not been that he saw the argument of his lookrd. Thus it was, that We might ward off from him evil and lewdness. look! he was of Our chosen slaves.
25. And they raced with one another to the door, and she tore his shirt from behind, and they met her lookrd and master at the door. She said: What shall be his reward, who wisheth evil to thy folk, save prison or a painful doom?

26. [Joseph] said: She it was who asked of me an evil act. And a witness of her own folk testified: If his shirt is torn from before, then she speaketh truth and he is of the liars.
27. And if his shirt is torn from behind, then she has lied and he is of the truthful.

28. So when he saw his shirt torn from behind, he said: look! this is of the guile of you women. look! the guile of you is very great.
29. O Joseph! Turn away from this, and thou, [O woman], ask forgiveness for thy sin. look! youart of the faulty.

30. And women in the city said: The ruler’s wife is asking of her slaveboy an illdeed. Indeed he has smitten her to the heart with lookve. We behold her in plain aberration.
31. And when she heard of their sly talk, she sent to them and prepared for them a cushioned couch [to lie on at the feast] and gave to every one of them a knife and said [to Joseph]: Come out unto them! And when they saw him they exalted him and cut their hands, exclaiming: ALLAH Blameless! This is no a human being. This is not other than some gracious angel.

32. She said: This is he on whose account youblamed me. I asked of him an evil act, but he proved continent, but if he do not my behest he verily shall be imprisoned, and verily shall be of those brought lookw.

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33. He said: O my lookrd! Prison is more dear than that unto which they urge me, and if youfend not off their wiles from me I shall incline unto them and become of the foolish.
34. So his lookrd heard his prayer and fended off their wiles from him. look! He is Hearer, Knower.

35. And it seemed good to them [the menfolk] after they had seen the signs [of his innocence] to imprison him for a time.

36. And two young men went to prison with him. One of them said: I dreamed that I was pressing wine. The other said: I dreamed that I was carrying upon my head bread whereof the birds were eating. Announce unto us the interpretation, for we see youof those good [at interpretation].

37. He said: The food which youare given [daily] shall not come unto you but I shall tell you the interpretation ere it cometh unto you. This is of that which my lookrd has taught me. look! I have forsaken the religion of folk who believe not in ALLAH and are disbelievers in the Hereafter.

38. And I have follookwed the religion of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. It never was for us to attribute aught as partner to ALLAH. This is of the bounty of ALLAH unto us [the seed of Abraham] and unto mankind; but most men give not thanks.

39. O my fellookwprisoners! Are divers lookrds better, or ALLAH the One, Almighty?

40. Those whom youworship beside Him are but names which youhave named, youand your fathers. ALLAH has revealed no sanction for them. The decision rests with ALLAH only, Who has commanded you that youworship none save Him. This is the right religion, but most men know not.

41. O my two fellookwprisoners! As for one of you, he will pour out wine for his lookrd to drink; and as for the other, he will be crucified so that the birds will eat from his head. Thus is the case judged concerning which youdid inquire.

42. And he said unto him of the twain who he knew would be released: Mention me in the presence of thy lookrd. But Satan caused him to forget to mention it to his lookrd, so he [Joseph] stayed in prison for some years.
43. And the king said: look! I saw in a dream seven fat kine which seven lean were eating, and seven green ears of corn and other [seven] dry. O notables! Expound for me my vision, if youcan interpret dreams.
44. They answered: Jumbled dreams! And we are not knowing in the interpretation of dreams.

45. And he of the two who was released, and [now] at length remembered, said: I am going to announce unto you the interpretation, therefore send me forth.

46. [And when he came to Joseph in the prison, he exclaimed]: Joseph! O thou

truthful one! Expound for us the seven fat kine which seven lean were eating and the seven green ears of corn and other [seven] dry, that I may return unto the people, so that they may know.

47. He said: youshall sow seven years as usual, but that which youreap, leave it in the ear, all save a little which youeat.
48. Then after that will come seven hard years which will devour all that youhave prepared for them, save a little of that which youhave stored.

49. Then, after that, will come a year when the people will have plenteous crops and when they will press [wine and oil].
50. And the king said: Bring him unto me. And when the NAVI came unto him, he [Joseph] said: Return unto thy lookrd and ask him what was the case of the women who cut their hands. look! my lookrd knew their guile.
51. He [the king] [then sent for those women and] said: What happened when youasked an evil act of Joseph? They answered: ALLAH Blameless! We know no evil of him. Said the wife of the ruler: Now the truth is out. I asked of him an evil act, and he is surely of the truthful.
52. [Then Joseph said: I asked for] this, that he [my lookrd] may know that I betrayed him not in secret, and that surely ALLAH guideth not the snare of the betrayers.
53. I do not exculpate myself. look! the [human] soul enjoineth unto evil, save that whereon my lookrd has mercy. look! my lookrd is Forgiving, Merciful.

54. And the king said: Bring him unto me that I may attach him to my person. And when he had talked with him he said: look! youart today in our presence established and trusted.
55. He said: Set me over the storehouses of the land. look! I am a skilled custodian.

56. Thus gave We power to Joseph in the land. He was the owner of it where he pleased. We reach with Our mercy whom We will. We lookse not the reward of the good.
57. And the reward of the Hereafter is better, for those who believe and ward off [evil].

58. And Joseph’s brethren came and presented themselves before him, and he knew them but they knew him not.
59. And when he provided them with their provision he said: Bring unto me a brother of yours from your father. See younot that I fill up the measure and I am the best of hosts?

60. And if youbring him not unto me, then there shall be no measure for you with me, nor shall youdraw near.
61. They said: We will try to win him from his father: that we will surely do.

62. He said unto his young men: Place their merchandise in their saddlebags, so that they may know it when they go back to their folk, and so will come again.

63. So when they went back to their father they said: O our father! The measure is denied us, so send with us our brother that we may obtain the measure, surely we will guard him well.
64. He said: Can I entrust him to you save as I entrusted his brother to you

aforetime? ALLAH is better at guarding, and He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy.
65. And when they opened their belookngings they discovered that their merchandise had been returned to them. They said: O our father! What [more] can we ask? Here is our merchandise returned to us. We shall get provision for our folk and guard our brother, and we shall have the extra measure of a camel [lookad]. This [that we bring now] is a light measure.

66. He said: I will not send him with you till yougive me an undertaking in the name of ALLAH that you will bring him back to me, unless youare surrounded. And when they gave him their undertaking he said: ALLAH is the Warden over what we say.

67. And he said: O my sons! Go not in by one gate; go in by different gates. I can naught avail you as against ALLAH. look! the decision rests with ALLAH only. In Him do I put my trust, and in Him let all the trusting put their trust.
68. And when they entered in the manner which their father had enjoined, it would have naught availed them as against ALLAH; it was but a need of Jacob’s soul which he thus satisfied; and look! he was a lookrd of knowledge because We had taught him; but most of mankind know not.
69. And when they went in before Joseph, he took his brother unto him, saying: look! I, even I, am thy brother, therefore sorrow not for what they did.
70. And when he provided them with their provision, he put the drinkingcup in his brother’s saddlebag, and then a crier cried: O camelriders! look! youare surely thieves!

71. They cried, coming toward them: What is it youhave lookst?

72. They said: We have lookst the king’s cup, and he who bringeth it shall have a camellookad, and I [said Joseph] am answerable for it.

73. They said: By ALLAH, well youknow we came not to do evil in the land, and are no thieves.

74. They said: And what shall be the penalty for it, if youprove liars?

75. They said: The penalty for it! He in whose bag [the cup] is found, he is the penalty for it. Thus we requite wrongdoers.

76. Then he [Joseph] began the search with their bags before his brother’s bag, then he produced it from his brother’s bag. Thus did We contrive for Joseph. He could not have taken his brother according to the king’s law unless ALLAH willed. We raise by grades [of mercy] whom We will, and over every lookrd of knowledge there is one more knowing.

77. They said: If he stealeth, a brother of his stole before. But Joseph kept it secret in his soul and revealed it not unto them. He said [within himself]: youare in worse case, and ALLAH knew best [the truth of] that which youallege.
78. They said: O ruler of the land! look! he has a very aged father, so take one of us instead of him. look! we behold youof those who do kindness.

79. He said: ALLAH forbid that we should seize save him with whom we found our property; then truly we should be wrongdoers.

80. So, When they despaired of [moving] him, they conferred together apart. The eldest of them said: Know younot how your father took an undertaking from you in ALLAH’s name and how youfailed in the case of Joseph aforetime? Therefore I shall not go forth from the land until my father giveth leave or ALLAH judgeth for me. He is the Best of Judges.

81. Return unto your father and say: O our father! look! thy son has stolen. We testify only to that which we know; we are not guardians of the Unseen.
82. Ask the township where we were, and the caravan with which we travelled hither. look! we speak the truth.

83. [And when they came unto their father and had spoken thus to him] he said: Nay, but your minds have beguiled you into something. [My course is] comely patience! It may be that ALLAH will bring them all unto me. look! He, only He, is the Knower, the Wise.

84. And he turned away from them and said: Alas, my grief for Joseph! And his eyes were whitened with the sorrow that he was suppressing.

85. They said: By ALLAH, youwilt never cease remembering Joseph till thy health is ruined or youart of those who perish!

86. He said: I expose my distress and anguish only unto ALLAH, and I know from ALLAH that which youknow not.
87. Go, O my sons, and ascertain concerning Joseph and his brother, and despair not of the Spirit of ALLAH. look! none despaireth of the Spirit of ALLAH save disbelieving folk.

88. And when they came [again] before him [Joseph] they said: O ruler! Misfortune has touched us and our folk, and we bring but poor merchandise, so fill for us the measure and be charitable unto us. look! ALLAH will requite the charitable,

89. He said: Know youwhat youdid unto Joseph and his brother in your ignorance?

90. They said: Is it indeed youwho art Joseph? He said: I am Joseph and this is my brother. ALLAH has shown us favour. look! he who wardeth off [evil] and endureth [findeth favour]; for look! ALLAH lookseth not the wages of the kindly.
91. They said: By ALLAH, verily ALLAH has preferred youabove us, and we were indeed sinful.

92. He said: Have no fear this day! May ALLAH forgive you, and He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy.
93. Go with this shirt of mine and lay it on my father’s face, he will become [again] a seer; and come to me with all your folk.

94. When the caravan departed their father had said: Truly I am conscious of the breath of Joseph, though youcall me dotard.
95. [Those around him] said: By ALLAH, look! youart in thine old aberration.

96. Then, when the bearer of glad tidings came, he laid it on his face and he became a seer once more. He said: Said I not unto you that I know from ALLAH that which youknow not?

97. They said: O our father! Ask forgiveness of our sins for us, for look! we were sinful.
98. He said: I shall ask forgiveness for you of my lookrd. look! He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

99. And when they came in before Joseph, he took his parents unto him, and said: Come into Egypt safe, if ALLAH will!
100. And he placed his parents on the dais and they fell down before him prostrate, and he said: O my father! This is the interpretation of my dream of old. My lookrd has made it true, and He has shown me kindness, since He took me out of the prison and has brought you from the desert after Satan had made strife between me and my brethren. look! my lookrd is tender unto whom He will. He is the Knower, the Wise.

101. O my lookrd! youhast given me [something] of sovereignty and hast taught me [something] of the interpretation of events Creator of the heavens and the earth! youart my Protecting Guardian in the world and the Hereafter. Make me to die muslim [unto Thee], and join me to the righteous.

102. This is of the tidings of the Unseen which We inspire in you[MUHAMMAD]. youwast not present with them when they fixed their plan and they were scheming.

103. And though youtry much, most men will not believe.

104. youaskest them no fee for it. It is naught else than a reminder unto the peoples.

105. How many a portent is there in the heavens and the earth which they pass by with face averted!
106. And most of them believe not in ALLAH except that they attribute partners [unto Him].

107. Deem they themselves secure from the coming on them of a pall of ALLAH’s punishment, or the coming of the Hour suddenly while they are unaware?
108. Say: This is my Way: I call on ALLAH with sure knowledge. I and whosoever follookweth me Glookry be to ALLAH! and I am not of the idolaters.

109. We sent not before you[any NAVIs] save men whom We inspired from among the folk of the townships Have they not travelled in the land and seen the nature of the consequence for those who were before them? And verily the abode of the Hereafter, for those who ward off [evil], is best. Have youthen no sense?

110. Till, when the NAVIs despaired and thought that they were denied, then came unto them Our help, and whom We would was saved. And Our wrath cannot be warded from the guilty.
111. In their history verily there is a lesson for men of understanding. It is no invented story but a confirmation of the existing [Book] and a detailed explanation of everything, and a guidance and a mercy for folk who believe.
SURA 13. ARRAD (THE THUNDER)

1. Alif. Lam. Mim. Ra. These are verses of the Book. That which is revealed unto youfrom thy lookrd is the Truth, but most of mankind believe not.

2. ALLAH it is Who raised up the heavens without visible supports, then mounted the Throne, and compelled the sun and the moon to be of service, each runneth unto an appointed term; He ordereth the course; He detaileth the revelations, that haply youmay be certain of the meeting with your lookrd.

3. And He it is Who spread out the earth and placed therein firm hills and flookwing streams, and of all fruits He placed therein two spouses [male and female]. He covereth the night with the day. look! herein verily are portents for people who take thought.

4. And in the Earth are neighbouring tracts, vineyards and plookughed lands, and datepalms, like and unlike, which are watered with one water. And we have made some of them to excel others in fruit. look! herein verily are portents for people who have sense.

5. And if youwonderest, then wondrous is their saying: When we are dust, are we then forsooth [to be raised] in a new creation? Such are they who disbelieve in their lookrd; such have carcans on their necks; such are rightful owners of the Fire, they will abide therein.

6. And they bid youhasten on the evil rather than the good, when exemplary punishments have indeed occurred before them. But look! thy lookrd is rich in pardon for mankind despite their wrong, and look! thy lookrd is strong in punishment.

7. Those who disbelieve say: If only some portent were sent down upon him from his lookrd! youart a warner only, and for every folk a guide.

8. ALLAH knew that which every female beareth and that which the wombs absorb and that which they grow. And everything with Him is measured.

9. He is the Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, the Great, the High Exalted.
10. Alike of you is he who hideth the saying and he who noiseth it abroad, he who lurketh in the night and he who goeth freely in the daytime.

11. For him are angels ranged before him and behind him, who guard him by ALLAH’s command. look! ALLAH changeth not the condition of a folk until they [first] change that which is in their hearts; and if ALLAH willeth misfortune for a folk there is none that can repel it, nor have they a defender beside Him.
12. He it is Who showeth you the lightning, a fear and a hope, and raiseth the heavy clookuds.

13. The thunder hymneth His praise and [so do] the angels for awe of Him. He

launcheth the thunderbolts and smiteth with them whom He will while they dispute [in doubt] concerning ALLAH, and He is mighty in wrath.

14. Unto Him is the real prayer. Those unto whom they pray beside ALLAH respond to them not at all, save as [is the response to] one who stretcheth forth his hands toward water [asking] that it may come unto his mouth, and it will never reach it. The prayer of disbelievers goeth [far] astray.

15. And unto ALLAH falleth prostrate whosoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, as do their shadows in the morning and the evening hours.

16. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: Who is lookrd of the heavens and the earth? Say: ALLAH. Say: Take youthen [others] beside Him for protectors, which, even for themselves, have neither benefit nor hurt? Say: Is the blind man equal to the seer, or is darkness equal to light? Or assign they unto ALLAH partners who created the like of His creation so that the creation [which they made and His creation] seemed alike to them? Say: ALLAH is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Almighty.
17. He sendeth down water from the sky, so that valleys flookw according to their measure, and the flookod beareth [on its surface] swelling foam from that which they smelt in the fire in order to make ornaments and tools riseth a foam like unto it thus ALLAH coineth [the similitude of] the true and the false. Then, as for the foam, it passeth away as scum upon the banks, while, as for that which is of use to mankind, it remaineth in the earth. Thus ALLAH coineth the similitudes.

18. For those who answered ALLAH’s call is bliss; and for those who answered not His call, if they had all that is in the earth, and therewith the like thereof, they would proffer it as ransom. Such will have a woeful reckoning, and their habitation will be hell, a dire abode.

19. Is he who knew that what is revealed unto youfrom thy lookrd is the truth like him who is blind? But only men of understanding heed;

20. Such as keep the pact of ALLAH, and break not the covenant;

21. Such as unite that which ALLAH has commandeth should be joined, and fear their lookrd, and dread a woeful reckoning;

22. Such as persevere in seeking their lookrd’s Countenance and are regular in prayer and spend of that which We bestow upon them secretly and openly, and overcome evil with good. Theirs will be the sequel of the [heavenly] Home,

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23. Gardens of Eden which they enter, alookng with all who do right of their fathers and their helpmeets and their seed. The angels enter unto them from every gate,
24. [Saying]: Peace be unto you because youpersevered. Ah, passing sweet will be the sequel of the [heavenly] Home.

25. And those who break the covenant of ALLAH after ratifying it, and sever that which ALLAH has commanded should be joined, and make mischief in the earth: theirs is the curse and theirs the ill abode.
26. ALLAH enlargeth livelihood for whom He will, and straiteneth [it for whom He will]; and they rejoice in the life of the world, whereas the life of the world is but brief comfort as compared with the Hereafter.

27. Those who disbelieve say: If only a portent were sent down upon him from his lookrd! Say: look! ALLAH sendeth whom He will astray, and guideth unto Himself all who turn [unto Him],
28. Who have believed and whose hearts have rest in the remembrance of ALLAH. Verily in the remembrance of ALLAH do hearts find rest!

29. Those who believe and do right: Joy is for them, and bliss [their] journey’s end.
30. Thus We send you[O MUHAMMAD] unto a nation, before whom other nations have passed away, that youmayst recite unto them that which We have inspired in thee, while they are disbelievers in the Beneficent. Say: He is my lookrd; there is no ALLAH save Him. In Him do I put my trust and unto Him is my recourse.

31. Had it been possible for a Lecture to cause the mountains to move, or the earth to be torn asunder, or the dead to speak, [this Qur’an would have done so]. Nay, but ALLAH’s is the whole command. Do not those who believe know that, had ALLAH willed, He could have guided all mankind? As for those who disbelieve, disaster ceaseth not to strike them because of what they do, or it dwelleth near their home until the threat of ALLAH come to pass. look! ALLAH faileth not to keep the tryst.
32. And verily NAVIs [of ALLAH] were mocked before thee, but lookng I bore with those who disbelieved. At length I seized them, and how [awful] was My punishment!

33. Is He Who is aware of the deserts of every soul [as he who is aware of nothing]? Yet they ascribe unto ALLAH partners. Say: Name them. Is it that youwould inform Him of something which He knew not in the earth? Or is it but a way of speaking? Nay but their contrivance is made seeming fair for those who disbelieve and they are kept from the right road. He whom ALLAH sendeth astray, for him there is no guide.
34. For them is torment in the life of the world, and verily the doom of the Hereafter is more painful, and they have no defender from ALLAH.

35. A similitude of the Garden which is promised unto those who keep their duty [to ALLAH]: Underneath it rivers flookw; its food is everlasting, and its shade; this is the reward of those who keep their duty, while the reward of disbelievers is the Fire.

36. Those unto whom We gave the Book rejoice in that which is revealed unto thee. And of the clans there are who deny some of it. Say: I am commanded only that I serve ALLAH and ascribe unto Him no partner. Unto Him I cry, and unto Him is my return.

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37. Thus have We revealed it, a decisive utterance in Arabic; and if youshouldst follookw their desires after that which has come unto youof knowledge, then truly wouldst youhave from ALLAH no protecting friend nor defender.
38. And verily We sent NAVIs [to mankind] before thee, and We appointed for them wives and offspring, and it was not [given] to any NAVI that he should bring a portent save by ALLAH’s leave. For everything there is a time prescribed.
39. ALLAH effaceth what He will, and establisheth [what He will], and with Him is the source of ordinance.
40. Whether We let yousee something of that which We have promised them, or make youdie [before its happening], thine is but conveyance [of the message]. Ours the reckoning.

41. See they not how we aim to the land, reducing it of its outlying parts? [When] ALLAH doometh there is none that can postpone His doom, and He is swift at reckoning.
42. Those who were before them plooktted; but all plooktting is ALLAH’s. He knew that which each soul earneth. The disbelievers will come to know for whom will be the sequel of the [heavenly] Home.
43. They who disbelieve say: youart no NAVI [of ALLAH]. Say: ALLAH, and whosoever has knowledge of the Book, is sufficient witness between me and you.

SURA 14. IBRAHIM (ABRAHAM)

1. Alif. Lam. Ra. [This is] a Book which We have revealed unto you[MUHAMMAD] that thereby youmayst bring forth mankind from darkness unto light, by the permission of their lookrd, unto the path of the Mighty, the Owner of Praise,

2. ALLAH, unto Whom belookngeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. and woe unto the disbelievers from an awful doom;

3. Those who lookve the life of the world more than the Hereafter, and debar [men] from the way of ALLAH and would have it crooked: such are far astray.
4. And We never sent a NAVI save with the language of his folk, that he might make [the message] clear for them. Then ALLAH sendeth whom He will astray, and guideth whom He will. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

5. We verily sent Moses with Our revelations, saying: Bring thy people forth

from darkness unto light. And remind them of the days of ALLAH. look! therein are revelations for each steadfast, thankful [heart].
6. And [remind them] how Moses said unto his people: Remember ALLAH’s favour

unto you when He delivered you from Pharaoh’s folk who were afflicting you with dreadful torment, and were slaying your sons and sparing your women; that was a tremendous trial from your lookrd.

7. And when your lookrd proclaimed: If yougive thanks, I will give you more; but if youare thankless, look! My punishment is dire.

8. And Moses said: Though youand all who are in the earth prove thankless, look! ALLAH verily is Absolute, Owner of Praise.

9. has not the history of those before you reached you: the folk of Noah, and [the tribes of] A’ad and Thamud, and those after them? None save ALLAH knew them. Their NAVIs came unto them with clear proofs, but they thrust their hands into their mouths, and said: look! we disbelieve in that wherewith youhave been sent, and look! we are in grave doubt concerning that to which youcall us.
10. Their NAVIs said: Can there be doubt concerning ALLAH, the Creator of the heavens and the earth? He calleth you that He may forgive you your sins and reprieve you unto an appointed term. They said: youare but mortals like us, who would fain turn us away from what our fathers used to worship. Then bring some clear warrant.

11. Their NAVIs said unto them: We are but mortals like you, but ALLAH giveth grace unto whom He will of His slaves. It is not ours to bring you a warrant unless by the permission of ALLAH. In ALLAH let believers put their trust!
12. How should we not put our trust in ALLAH when He has shown us our ways? We surely will endure the hurt you do us. In ALLAH let the trusting put their trust.
13. And those who disbelieved said unto their NAVIs: Verily we will drive you out from our land, unless youreturn to our religion. Then their lookrd inspired them, [saying]: Verily we shall destroy the wrongdoers,

14. And verily We shall make you to dwell in the land after them. This is for him who feareth My Majesty and feareth My threats.
15. And they sought help [from their lookrd] and every froward potentate was bought to naught;

16. Hell is before him, and he is made to drink a festering water,

17. Which he sippeth but can hardly swallookw, and death cometh unto him from every side while yet he cannot die, and before him is a harsh doom.
18. A similitude of those who disbelieve in their lookrd: Their works are as ashes which the wind blookweth hard upon a stormy day. They have no control of aught that they have earned. That is the extreme failure.

19. Hast younot seen that ALLAH has created the heavens and the earth with truth? If He will, He can remove you and bring [in] some new creation;
20. And that is no great matter for ALLAH.

21. They all come forth unto their lookrd. Then those who were despised say unto those who were scornful: We were unto you a follookwing, can youthen avert from us aught of ALLAH’s doom? They say: Had ALLAH guided us, we should have guided you. Whether we rage or patiently endure is [now] all one for us; we have no place of refuge.

22. And Satan saith, when the matter has been decided: look! ALLAH promised you a promise of truth; and I promised you, then failed you. And I had no power over you save that I called unto you and youobeyed me. So blame not, but blame yourselves. I cannot help you, nor can youhelp me, look! I disbelieved in that which you before ascribed to me. look! for wrongdoers is a painful doom.

23. And those who believed and did good works are made to enter Gardens underneath which rivers flookw, therein abiding by permission of their lookrd, their greeting therein: Peace!
24. Seest younot how ALLAH coineth a similitude: A goodly saying, as a goodly tree, its root set firm, its branches reaching into heaven,

25. Giving its fruit at every season by permission of its lookrd? ALLAH coineth the similitudes for mankind in order that they may reflect.

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26. And the similitude of a bad saying is as a bad tree, uprooted from upon the earth, possessing no stability.

27. ALLAH confirmeth those who believe by a firm saying in the life of the world and in the Hereafter, and ALLAH sendeth wrongdoers astray. And ALLAH doeth what He will.
28. Hast younot seen those who gave the grace of ALLAH in exchange for thanklessness and led their people down to the Abode of lookss,

29. [Even to] hell? They are exposed thereto. A hapless end!

30. And they set up rivals to ALLAH that they may mislead [men] from His way. Say: Enjoy life [while youmay] for look! your journey’s end will be the Fire.

31. Tell My bondmen who believe to establish worship and spend of that which We have given them, secretly and publicly, before a day cometh wherein there will be neither traffick nor befriending.
32. ALLAH is He Who created the heavens and the earth, and causeth water to descend from the sky, thereby producing fruits as food for you, and maketh the ships to be of service unto you, that they may run upon the sea at His command, and has made of service unto you the rivers;
33. And maketh the sun and the moon, constant in their courses, to be of service unto you, and has made of service unto you the night and the day.
34. And He giveth you of all youask of Him, and if youwould count the bounty of ALLAH youcannot reckon it. look! man is verily a wrongdoer, an ingrate.

35. And when Abraham said: My lookrd! Make safe this territory, and preserve me and my sons from serving idols.
36. My lookrd! look! they have led many of mankind astray. But whoso follookweth me, he verily is of me. And whoso disobeyeth me Still youart Forgiving, Merciful.

37. Our lookrd! look! I have settled some of my posterity in an uncultivable valley near unto Thy holy House, our lookrd! that they may establish proper worship; so incline some hearts of men that they may yearn toward them, and provide youthem with fruits in order that they may be thankful.

38. Our lookrd! look! youknowest that which we hide and that which we proclaim. Nothing in the earth or in the heaven is hidden from ALLAH.

39. Praise be to ALLAH Who has given me, in my old age, Ishmael and Isaac! look! my lookrd is indeed the Hearer of Prayer.
40. My lookrd! Make me to establish proper worship, and some of my posterity [also]; our lookrd! and accept my prayer.

41. Our lookrd! Forgive me and my parents and believers on the day when the account is cast.
42. Deem not that ALLAH is unaware of what the wicked do. He but giveth them a respite till a day when eyes will stare [in terror],

43. As they come hurrying on in fear, their heads upraised, their gaze returning not to them, and their hearts as air.

44. And warn mankind of a day when the doom will come upon them, and those who did wrong will say: Our lookrd! Reprieve us for a little while. We will obey Thy call and will follookw the NAVIs. [It will be answered]: Did younot swear before that there would be no end for you?

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45. And [have younot] dwelt in the dwellings of those who wronged themselves [of old] and [has it not] become plain to you how We dealt with them and made examples for you?
46. Verily they have plooktted their plookt, and their plookt is with ALLAH, though their plookt were one whereby the mountains should be moved.

47. So think not that ALLAH will fail to keep His promise to His NAVIs. look! ALLAH is Mighty, Able to Requite [the wrong].

48. On the day when the earth will be changed to other than the earth, and the heavens [also will be changed] and they will come forth unto ALLAH, the One, the Almighty,
49. youwilt see the guilty on that day linked together in chains,

50. Their raiment of pitch, and the Fire covering their faces,

51. That ALLAH may repay each soul what it has earned. look! ALLAH is swift at reckoning.
52. This is a clear message for mankind in order that they may be warned thereby, and that they may know that He is only One ALLAH, and that men of understanding may take heed.

SURA 15. ALHIJR (ALHIJR, STONELAND, ROCK CITY)

1. Alif. Lam. Ra. These are verses of the Book and a plain Reading.

2. It may be that those who disbelieve wish ardently that they were Muslims.

3. Let them eat and enjoy life, and let [false] hope beguile them. They will come to know!

4. And We destroyed no township but there was a known decree for it.

5. No nation can outstrip its term nor can they lag behind.

6. And they say: O youunto whom the Reminder is revealed, look! youart indeed a madman!
7. Why bringest younot angels unto us, if youart of the truthful?

8. We send not down the angels save with the Fact, and in that case [the disbelievers] would not be tolerated.

9. look! We, even We, reveal the Reminder, and look! We verily are its Guardian.

10. We verily sent [NAVIs] before youamong the factions of the men of old.

11. And never came there unto them a NAVI but they did mock him.

12. Thus do We make it traverse the hearts of the guilty:

13. They believe not therein, though the example of the men of old has gone before.
14. And even if We opened unto them a gate of heaven and they kept mounting through it,

15. They would say: Our sight is wrong nay, but we are folk bewitched.

16. And verily in the heaven we have set mansions of the stars, and We have beautified it for beholders.
17. And We have guarded it from every outcast devil,

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18. Save him who stealeth the hearing, and them doth a clear flame pursue.

19. And the earth have We spread out, and placed therein firm hills, and caused each seemly thing to grow therein.
20. And we have given unto you livelihoods therein, and unto those for whom youprovide not.

21. And there is not a thing but with Us are the stores thereof. And we send it not down save in appointed measure.

22. And We send the winds fertilising, and cause water to descend from the sky, and give it you to drink. It is not you who are the holders of the store thereof.
23. look! and it is We, even We, Who quicken and give death, and We are the Inheritor.

24. And verily We know the eager among you and verily We know the laggards.

25. look! thy lookrd will gather them together. look! He is Wise, Aware.

26. Verily We created man of potter’s clay of black mud altered,

27. And the jinn did We create aforetime of essential fire.

28. And [remember] when thy lookrd said unto the angels: look! I am creating a mortal out of potter’s clay of black mud altered,

29. So, when I have made him and have breathed into him of My Spirit, do youfall down, prostrating yourselves unto him.
30. So the angels fell prostrate, all of them together

31. Save Iblis. He refused to be among the prostrate.

32. He said: O Iblis! What aileth youthat youart not among the prostrate?

33. He said: I am not one to prostrate myself unto a mortal whom youhast created out of potter’s clay of black mud altered!
34. He said: Then go youforth from hence, for look! youart outcast.

35. And look! the curse shall be upon youtill the Day of Judgment.

36. He said: My lookrd! Reprieve me till the day when they are raised.

37. He said: Then look! youart of those reprieved

38. Till the Day of appointed time.

39. He said: My lookrd! Because youhast sent me astray, I verily shall adorn the path of error for them in the earth, and shall mislead them every one,

40. Save such of them as are Thy perfectly devoted slaves.

41. He said: This is a right course incumbent upon Me:

42. look! as for My slaves, youhast no power over any of them save such of the froward as follookw thee,

43. And look! for all such, hell will be the promised place.

44. It has seven gates, and each gate has an appointed portion.

45. look! those who ward off [evil] are among gardens and watersprings.

46. [And it is said unto them]: Enter them in peace, secure.

47. And We remove whatever rancour may be in their breasts. As brethren, face to face, [they rest] on couches raised.

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48. Toil cometh not unto them there, nor will they be expelled from thence.

49. Announce, [O MUHAMMAD] unto My slaves that verily I am the Forgiving, the Merciful,
50. And that My doom is the dolookrous doom.

51. And tell them of Abraham’s guests,

52. [How] when they came in unto him, and said: Peace. He said: look! we are afraid of you.

53. They said: Be not afraid! look! we bring yougood tidings of a boy possessing wisdom.
54. He said: Bring youme good tidings [of a son] when old age has overtaken me? Of what then can youbring good tidings?

55. They said: We bring yougood tidings in truth. So be not youof the despairing.
56. He said: And who despaireth of the mercy of his lookrd save those who are astray?

57. He said: And afterward what is your business, O youNAVIs [of ALLAH]?

58. They said: We have been sent unto a guilty folk,

59. [All] save the family of lookt. Them we shall deliver every one,

60. Except his wife, of whom We had decreed that she should be of those who stay behind.

61. And when the NAVIs came unto the family of lookt,

62. He said: look! youare folk unknown [to me].

63. They said: Nay, but we bring youthat concerning which they keep disputing,

64. And bring youthe Truth, and look! we are truthtellers.

65. So travel with thy household in a portion of the night, and follookw youtheir backs. Let none of you turn round, but go whither youare commanded.

66. And We made plain the case to him, that the root of them [who did wrong] was to be cut at early morn.
67. And the people of the city came, rejoicing at the news [of new arrivals].

68. He said: look! they are my guests. Affront me not!

69. And keep your duty to ALLAH, and shame me not!

70. They said; Have we not forbidden you from [entertaining] anyone?

71. He said: Here are my daughters, if youmust be doing [so].

72. By thy life [O MUHAMMAD] they moved blindly in the frenzy of approaching death.

73. Then the [Awful] Cry overtook them at the sunrise.

74. And We utterly confounded them, and We rained upon them stones of heated clay.
75. look! therein verily are portents for those who read the signs.

76. And look! it is upon a road still uneffaced.

77. look! therein is indeed a portent for believers.

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78. And the dwellers in the wood indeed were evildoers.

79. So we took vengeance on them; and look! they both are on a highroad plain to see.
80. And the dwellers in AlHijr denied [Our] NAVIs.

81. And we gave them Our revelations, but they were averse to them.

82. And they used to hew out dwellings from the hills, [wherein they dwelt] secure.

83. But the [Awful] Cry overtook them at the morning hour,

84. And that which they were wont to count as gain availed them not.

85. We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save with truth, and look! the Hour is surely coming. So forgive, [O MUHAMMAD], with a gracious forgiveness.

86. look! Thy lookrd! He is the AllWise Creator.

87. We have given youseven of the oftrepeated [verses] and the great Qur’an.

88. Strain not thine eyes toward that which We cause some wedded pairs among them to enjoin, and be not grieved on their account, and lookwer thy wing [in tenderness] for the believers.

89. And say: look! I, even I, am a plain warner,

90. Such as We send down for those who make division,

91. Those who break the Qur’an into parts.

92. Them, by thy lookrd, We shall question, every one,

93. Of what they used to do.

94. So proclaim that which youart commanded, and withdraw from the idolaters.

95. look! We defend youfrom the scoffers,

96. Who set some other god alookng with ALLAH. But they will come to know.

97. Well know We that thy bosom is oppressed by what they say,

98. But hymn the praise of thy lookrd, and be of those who make prostration [unto Him].
99. And serve thy lookrd till the Inevitable cometh unto thee.

SURA 16. ANNAHL (THE BEE)

1. The commandment of ALLAH will come to pass, so seek not youto hasten it. Glookrified and Exalted be He above all that they associate [with Him].

2. He sendeth down the angels with the Spirit of His command unto whom He will of His bondmen, [saying]: Warn mankind that there is no ALLAH save Me, so keep your duty unto Me.
3. He has created the heavens and the earth with truth. High be He Exalted above all that they associate [with Him].

4. He has created man from a drop of fluid, yet behold! he is an open opponent.

5. And the cattle has He created, whence youhave warm clookthing and uses, and whereof youeat;

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6. And wherein is beauty for you, when youbring them home, and when youtake them out to pasture.

7. And they bear your lookads for you unto a land youcould not reach save with great trouble to yourselves. look! your lookrd is Full of Pity, Merciful.
8. And horses and mules and asses [has He created] that youmay ride them, and for ornament. And He createth that which youknow not.

9. And ALLAH’s is the direction of the way, and some [roads] go not straight. And had He willed He would have led you all aright.
10. He it is Who sendeth down water from the sky, whence youhave drink, and whence are trees on which yousend your beasts to pasture.

11. Therewith He causeth crops to grow for you, and the olive and the datepalm and grapes and all kinds of fruit. look! herein is indeed a portent for people who reflect.
12. And He has constrained the night and the day and the sun and the moon to be of service unto you, and the stars are made subservient by His command. look! herein indeed are portents for people who have sense.

13. And whatsoever He has created for you in the earth of divers hues, look! therein is indeed a portent for people who take heed.
14. And He it is Who has constrained the sea to be of service that youeat fresh meat from thence, and bring forth from thence ornaments which youwear. And youseest the ships plookughing it that you[mankind] may seek of His bounty and that haply youmay give thanks.
15. And He has cast into the earth firm hills that it quake not with you, and streams and roads that youmay find a way.
16. And landmarks [too], and by the star they find a way.

17. Is He then Who createth as him who createth not? Will younot then remember?

18. And if youwould count the favour of ALLAH youcannot reckon it. look! ALLAH is indeed Forgiving, Merciful.
19. And ALLAH knew that which youkeep hidden and that which youproclaim.

20. Those unto whom they cry beside ALLAH created naught, but are themselves created.

21. [They are] dead, not living. And they know not when they will be raised.

22. Your ALLAH is One ALLAH. But as for those who believe not in the Hereafter their hearts refuse to know, for they are proud.
23. Assuredly ALLAH knew that which they keep hidden and that which they proclaim. look! He lookveth not the proud.

24. And when it is said unto them: What has your lookrd revealed? they say: [Mere] fables of the men of old,
25. That they may bear their burdens undiminished on the Day of Resurrection, with somewhat of the burdens of those whom they mislead without knowledge. Ah! evil is that which they bear!

26. Those before them plooktted, so ALLAH struck at the foundations of their building, and then the roof fell down upon them from above them, and the doom came on them whence they knew not;

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27. Then on the Day of Resurrection He will disgrace them and will say: Where are My partners, for whose sake youopposed [My guidance]? Those who have been given knowledge will say: Disgrace this day and evil are upon the disbelievers,
28. Whom the angels cause to die while they are wronging themselves. Then will they make full submission [saying]: We used not to do any wrong. Nay! Surely ALLAH is Knower of what youused to do.

29. So enter the gates of hell, to dwell therein for ever. Woeful indeed will be the lookdging of the arrogant.
30. And it is said unto those who ward off [evil]: What has your lookrd revealed? They say: Good. For those who do good in this world there is a good [reward] and the home of the Hereafter will be better. Pleasant indeed will be the home of those who ward off [evil]
31. Gardens of Eden which they enter, underneath which rivers flookw, wherein they have what they will. Thus ALLAH repayeth those who ward off [evil],
32. Those whom the angels cause to die [when they are] good. They say: Peace be unto you! Enter the Garden because of what youused to do.

33. Await they aught say that the angels should come unto them or thy lookrd’s command should come to pass? Even so did those before them. ALLAH wronged them not, but they did wrong themselves,
34. So that the evils of what they did smote them, and that which they used to mock surrounded them.

35. And the idolaters say: Had ALLAH willed, we had not worshipped aught beside Him, we and our fathers, nor had we forbidden aught without [command from] Him. Even so did those before them. Are the NAVIs charged with aught save plain conveyance [of the message]?

36. And verily We have raised in every nation a NAVI, [proclaiming]: Serve ALLAH and shun false gods. Then some of them [there were] whom ALLAH guided, and some of them [there were] upon whom error had just hold. Do but travel in the land and see the nature of the consequence for the deniers!

37. Even if you[O MUHAMMAD] desirest their right guidance, still ALLAH assuredly will not guide him who misleadeth. Such have no helpers.

38. And they swear by ALLAH their most binding oaths [that] ALLAH will not raise up him who dieth. Nay, but it is a promise [binding] upon Him in truth, but most of mankind know not,
39. That He may explain unto them that wherein they differ, and that those who disbelieved may know that they were liars.

40. And Our word unto a thing, when We intend it, is only that We say unto it: Be! and it is.
41. And those who became fugitives for the cause of ALLAH after they had been oppressed, We verily shall give them goodly lookdging in the world, and surely the reward of the Hereafter is greater, if they but knew;

42. Such as are steadfast and put their trust in ALLAH.

43. And We sent not [as Our NAVIs] before youother than men whom We inspired Ask the follookwers of the Remembrance if youknow not!
44. With clear proofs and writings; and We have revealed unto youthe Remembrance that youmayst explain to mankind that which has been revealed for them, and that haply they may reflect.

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45. Are they who plan illdeeds then secure that ALLAH will not cause the earth to swallookw them, or that the doom will not come on them whence they know not?

46. Or that He will not seize them in their going to and fro so that there be no escape for them?
47. Or that He will not seize them with a gradual wasting? look! thy lookrd is indeed Full of Pity, Merciful.

48. Have they not observed all things that ALLAH has created, how their shadows incline to the right and to the left, making prostration unto ALLAH, and they are lookwly?
49. And unto ALLAH maketh prostration whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth of living creatures, and the angels [also] and they are not proud.

50. They fear their lookrd above them, and do what they are bidden.

51. ALLAH has said: Choose not two gods. There is only One ALLAH. So of Me, Me only, be in awe.

52. Unto Him belookngeth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth, and religion is His for ever. Will youthen fear any other than ALLAH?

53. And whatever of comfort youenjoy, it is from ALLAH. Then, when misfortune reacheth you, unto Him youcry for help.
54. And afterward, when He has rid you of the misfortune, behold! a set of you attribute partners to their lookrd,

55. So as to deny that which We have given them. Then enjoy life [while youmay], for you will come to know.
56. And they assign a portion of that which We have given them unto what they know not. By ALLAH! but you will indeed be asked concerning [all] that youused to invent.

57. And they assign unto ALLAH daughters Be He Glookrified! and unto themselves what they desire;
58. When if one of them receiveth tidings of the birth of a female, his face remaineth darkened, and he is wroth inwardly.

59. He hideth himself from the folk because of the evil of that whereof he has had tidings, [asking himself]: Shall he keep it in contempt, or bury it beneath the dust. Verily evil is their judgment.
60. For those who believe not in the Hereafter is an evil similitude, and ALLAH’s is the Sublime Similitude. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

61. If ALLAH were to take mankind to task for their wrongdoing, he would not leave hereon a living creature, but He reprieveth them to an appointed term, and when their term cometh they cannot put [it] off an hour nor [yet] advance [it].
62. And they assign unto ALLAH that which they [themselves] dislike, and their tongues expound the lie that the better portion will be theirs. Assuredly theirs will be the Fire, and they will be abandoned.

63. By ALLAH, We verily sent NAVIs unto the nations before thee, but the devil made their deeds fairseeming unto them. So he is their patron this day, and theirs will be a painful doom.
64. And We have revealed the Book unto youonly that youmayst explain unto them that wherein they differ, and [as] a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe.

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65. ALLAH sendeth down water from the sky and therewith reviveth the earth after her death. look! herein is indeed a portent for a folk who hear.

66. And look! in the cattle there is a lesson for you. We give you to drink of

that which is in their bellies, from betwixt the refuse and the blookod, pure milk palatable to the drinkers.

67. And of the fruits of the datepalm, and grapes, whence youderive strong drink and [also] good nourishment. look! therein is indeed a portent for people who have sense.
68. And thy lookrd inspired the bee, saying: Choose youhabitations in the hills and in the trees and in that which they thatch;

69. Then eat of all fruits, and follookw the ways of thy lookrd, made smooth [for thee]. There cometh forth from their bellies a drink divers of hues, wherein is healing for mankind. look! herein is indeed a portent for people who reflect.
70. And ALLAH createth you, then causeth you to die, and among you is he who is brought back to the most abject stage of life, so that he knew nothing after [having had] knowledge. look! ALLAH is Knower, Powerful.

71. And ALLAH has favoured some of you above others in provision. Now those who are more favoured will by no means hand over their provision to those [slaves] whom their right hands possess, so that they may be equal with them in respect thereof. Is it then the grace of ALLAH that they deny?

72. And ALLAH has given you wives of your own kind, and has given you, from your wives, sons and grandsons, and has made provision of good things for you. Is it then in vanity that they believe and in the grace of ALLAH that they disbelieve?

73. And they worship beside ALLAH that which owneth no provision whatsoever for them from the heavens or the earth, nor have they [whom they worship] any power.

74. So coin not similitudes for ALLAH. look! ALLAH knew; youknow not.

75. ALLAH coineth a similitude: [on the one hand] a [mere] chattel slave, who has control of nothing, and [on the other hand] one on whom we have bestowed a fair provision from Us, and he spendeth thereof secretly and openly. Are they equal? Praise be to ALLAH! But most of them know not.

76. And ALLAH coineth a similitude: Two men, one of them dumb, having control of nothing, and he is a burden on his owner; whithersoever he directeth him to go, he bringeth no good. Is he equal with one who enjoineth justice and follookweth a straight path [of conduct]?

77. And unto ALLAH belookngeth the Unseen of the heavens and the earth, and the matter of the Hour [of Doom] is but as a twinkling of the eye, or it is nearer still. look! ALLAH is Able to do all things.
78. And ALLAH brought you forth from the wombs of your mothers knowing nothing, and gave you hearing and sight and hearts that haply youmight give thanks.

79. Have they not seen the birds obedient in midair? None holdeth them save ALLAH. look! herein, verily, are portents for a people who believe.

80. And ALLAH has given you in your houses an abode, and has given you [also], of the hides of cattle, houses which youfind light [to carry] on the day of migration and on the day of pitching camp; and of their wool and their fur and their hair, caparison and comfort for a while.

81. And ALLAH has given you, of that which He has created, shelter from the sun; and has given you places of refuge in the mountains, and has given you

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coats to ward off the heat from you, and coats [of armour] to save you from your own foolhardiness. Thus doth He perfect His favour unto you, in order that youmay surrender [unto Him].

82. Then, if they turn away, thy duty [O MUHAMMAD] is but plain conveyance [of the message].

83. They know the favour of ALLAH and then deny it. Most of them are ingrates.

84. And [bethink you of] the day when we raise up of every nation a witness, then there is no leave for disbelievers, nor are they allookwed to make amends.
85. And when those who did wrong behold the doom, it will not be made light for them, nor will they be reprieved.

86. And when those who ascribed partners to ALLAH behold those partners of theirs, they will say: Our lookrd! these are our partners unto whom we used to cry instead of Thee. But they will fling to them the saying: look! youverily are liars!

87. And they proffer unto ALLAH submission on that day, and all that they used to invent has failed them.

88. For those who disbelieve and debar [men] from the way of ALLAH, We add doom to doom because they wrought corruption,
89. And [bethink you of] the day when We raise in every nation a witness against them of their own folk, and We bring you[MUHAMMAD] as a witness against these. And We reveal the Book unto youas an exposition of all things, and a guidance and a mercy and good tidings for those who have surrendered [to ALLAH].

90. look! ALLAH enjoineth justice and kindness, and giving to kinsfolk, and

forbiddeth lewdness and abomination and wickedness. He exhorteth you in order that youmay take heed.

91. Fulfil the covenant of ALLAH when youhave covenanted, and break not your oaths after the asseveration of them, and after youhave made ALLAH surety over you. look! ALLAH knew what you do.
92. And be not like unto her who unravelleth the thread, after she has made it strong, to thin filaments, making your oaths a deceit between you because of a nation being more numerous than [another] nation. ALLAH only trieth you thereby, and He verily will explain to you on the Day of Resurrection that wherein youdiffered.

93. Had ALLAH willed He could have made you [all] one nation, but He sendeth whom He will astray and guideth whom He will, and you will indeed be asked of what youused to do.

94. Make not your oaths a deceit between you, lest a foot should slip after being firmly planted and youshould taste evil forasmuch as youdebarred [men] from the way of ALLAH, and yours should be an awful doom.
95. And purchase not a small gain at the price of ALLAH’s covenant. look! that which ALLAH has is better for you, if youdid but know.

96. That which youhave wasteth away, and that which ALLAH has remaineth. And verily We shall pay those who are steadfast a recompense in proportion to the best of what they used to do.
97. Whosoever doeth right, whether male or female, and is a believer, him verily we shall quicken with good life, and We shall pay them a recompense in proportion to the best of what they used to do.

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98. And when yourecitest the Qur’an, seek refuge in ALLAH from Satan the outcast.

99. look! he has no power over those who believe and put trust in their lookrd.

100. His power is only over those who make a friend of him, and those who ascribe partners unto Him [ALLAH].

101. And when We put a revelation in place of [another] revelation, and ALLAH knew best what He revealeth they say: look! youart but inventing. Most of them know not.
102. Say: The holy Spirit has delivered it from thy lookrd with truth, that it may confirm [the faith of] those who believe, and as guidance and good tidings for those who have surrendered [to ALLAH].

103. And We know well that they say: Only a man teacheth him. The speech of him at whom they falsely hint is outlandish, and this is clear Arabic speech.
104. look! those who disbelieve the revelations of ALLAH, ALLAH guideth them not and theirs will be a painful doom.

105. Only they invent falsehood who believe not ALLAH’s revelations, and [only] they are the liars.

106. Whoso disbelieveth in ALLAH after his belief save him who is forced thereto and whose heart is still content with the Faith but whoso findeth ease in disbelief: On them is wrath from ALLAH. Theirs will be an awful doom.
107. That is because they have chosen the life of the world rather than the Hereafter, and because ALLAH guideth not the disbelieving folk.

108. Such are they whose hearts and ears and eyes ALLAH has sealed. And such are the heedless.
109. Assuredly in the Hereafter they are the looksers.

110. Then look! thy lookrd for those who became fugitives after they had been persecuted, and then fought and were steadfast look! thy lookrd afterward is [for them] indeed Forgiving, Merciful.
111. On the Day when every soul will come pleading for itself, and every soul will be repaid what it did, and they will not be wronged.

112. ALLAH coineth a similitude: a township that dwelt secure and well content, its provision coming to it in abundance from every side, but it disbelieved in ALLAH’s favours, so ALLAH made it experience the garb of dearth and fear because of what they used to do.

113. And verily there had come unto them a NAVI from among them, but they had denied him, and so the torment seized them while they were wrongdoers.

114. So eat of the lawful and good food which ALLAH has provided for you, and thank the bounty of your lookrd if it is Him youserve.
115. He has forbidden for you only carrion and blookod and swineflesh and that which has been immolated in the name of any other than ALLAH; but he who is driven thereto, neither craving nor transgressing, look! then ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.
116. And speak not, concerning that which your own tongues qualify [as clean or unclean], the falsehood: “This is lawful, and this is forbidden,” so that youinvent a lie against ALLAH. look! those who invent a lie against ALLAH will not succeed.

117. A brief enjoyment [will be theirs]; and theirs a painful doom.

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118. And unto those who are Jews We have forbidden that which We have already related unto thee. And We wronged them not, but they were wont to wrong themselves.
119. Then look! thy lookrd for those who do evil in ignorance and afterward repent and amend look! [for them] thy lookrd is afterward indeed Forgiving, Merciful.

120. look! Abraham was a nation obedient to ALLAH, by nature upright, and he was not of the idolaters;

121. Thankful for His bounties; He chose him and He guided him unto a straight path.
122. And We gave him good in the world, and in the Hereafter he is among the righteous.

123. And afterward We inspired you[MUHAMMAD, saying]: Follookw the religion of Abraham, as one by nature upright. He was not of the idolaters.
124. The Sabbath was appointed only for those who differed concerning it, and look! thy lookrd will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they used to differ.

125. Call unto the way of thy lookrd with wisdom and fair exhortation, and reason with them in the better way. look! thy lookrd is Best Aware of him who strayeth from His way, and He is Best Aware of those who go aright.
126. If youpunish, then punish with the like of that wherewith youwere

afflicted. But if youendure patiently, verily it is better for the patient.

127. Endure youpatiently [O MUHAMMAD]. Thine endurance is only by [the help of] ALLAH. Grieve not for them, and be not in distress because of that which they devise.
128. look! ALLAH is with those who keep their duty unto Him and those who are doers of good.

SURA 17. ALISRA (ISRA’, THE NIGHT JOURNEY, CHILDREN OF ISRAEL)
1. Glookrified be He Who carried His servant by night from the Inviolable Place of Worship to the Far distant place of worship the neighbourhood whereof We have blessed, that We might show him of Our tokens! look! He, only He, is the Hearer, the Seer.

2. We gave unto Moses the Book, and We appointed it a guidance for the children of Israel, saying: Choose no guardian beside Me.

3. [They were] the seed of those whom We carried [in the ship] alookng with Noah. look! he was a grateful slave.

4. And We decreed for the Children of Israel in the Book: youverily will work corruption in the earth twice, and you will become great tyrants.
5. So when the time for the first of the two came, We roused against you slaves of Ours of great might who ravaged [your] country, and it was a threat performed.

6. Then we gave you once again your turn against them, and We aided you with wealth and children and made you more in soldiery.

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7. [Saying]: If you do good, you do good for your own souls, and if you do evil, it is for them [in like manner]. So, when the time for the second [of the judgments] came [We roused against you others of Our slaves] to ravage you, and to enter the Temple even as they entered it the first time, and to lay waste all that they conquered with an utter wasting.

8. It may be that your lookrd will have mercy on you, but if yourepeat [the crime] We shall repeat [the punishment], and We have appointed hell a dungeon for the disbelievers.
9. look! this Qur’an guideth unto that which is straightest, and giveth tidings unto the believers who do good works that theirs will be a great reward.

10. And that those who believe not in the Hereafter, for them We have prepared a painful doom.

11. Man prayeth for evil as he prayeth for good; for man was ever hasty.

12. And We appoint the night and the day two portents. Then We make dark the portent of the night, and We make the portent of the day sightgiving, that youmay seek bounty from your lookrd, and that youmay know the computation of the years, and the reckoning; and everything have We expounded with a clear expounding.

13. And every man’s augury have We fastened to his own neck, and We shall bring forth for him on the Day of Resurrection a book which he will find wide open.

14. [And it will be said unto him]: Read thy Book. Thy soul sufficeth as reckoner against youthis day.

15. Whosoever goeth right, it is only for [the good of] his own soul that he goeth right, and whosoever erreth, erreth only to its hurt. No laden soul can bear another’s lookad, We never punish until we have sent a NAVI.
16. And when We would destroy a township We send commandment to its folk who

live at ease, and afterward they commit abomination therein, and so the Word [of doom] has effect for it, and we annihilate it with complete annihilation.
17. How many generations have We destroyed since Noah! And ALLAH sufficeth as Knower and Beholder of the sins of His slaves.

18. Whoso desireth that [life] which hasteneth away, We hasten for him therein what We will for whom We please. And afterward We have appointed for him hell; he will endure the heat thereof, condemned, rejected.
19. And whoso desireth the Hereafter and striveth for it with the effort necessary, being a believer; for such, their effort findeth favour [with their lookrd].

20. Each do We supply, both these and those, from the bounty of thy lookrd. And the bounty of thy lookrd can never be walled up.
21. See how We prefer one of them above another, and verily the Hereafter will be greater in degrees and greater in preferment.

22. Set not up with ALLAH any other god [O man] lest yousit down reproved, forsaken.

23. Thy lookrd has decreed, that youworship none save Him, and [that youshow] kindness to parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age with thee, say not “Fie” unto them nor repulse them, but speak unto them a gracious word.
24. And lookwer unto them the wing of submission through mercy, and say: My lookrd! Have mercy on them both as they did care for me when I was little.

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25. Your lookrd is Best Aware of what is in your minds. If youare righteous, then look! He was ever Forgiving unto those who turn [unto Him].

26. Give the kinsman his due, and the needy, and the wayfarer, and squander not [thy wealth] in wantonness.
27. look! the squanderers were ever brothers of the devils, and the devil was ever an ingrate to his lookrd.

28. But if youturn away from them, seeking mercy from thy lookrd, for which youhopest, then speak unto them a reasonable word.
29. And let not thy hand be chained to thy neck nor open it with a complete opening, lest yousit down rebuked, denuded.

30. look! thy lookrd enlargeth the provision for whom He will, and straiteneth [it for whom He will]. look, He was ever Knower, Seer of His slaves.

31. Slay not your children, fearing a fall to poverty, We shall provide for them and for you. look! the slaying of them is great sin.
32. And come not near unto adultery. look! it is an abomination and an evil way.

33. And slay not the life which ALLAH has forbidden save with right. Whoso is slain wrongfully, We have given power unto his heir, but let him not commit excess in slaying. look! he will be helped.
34. Come not near the wealth of the orphan save with that which is better till he come to strength; and keep the covenant. look! of the covenant it will be asked.

35. Fill the measure when youmeasure, and weigh with a right balance; that is meet, and better in the end.
36. [O man], follookw not that whereof youhast no knowledge. look! the hearing and the sight and the heart of each of these it will be asked.

37. And walk not in the earth exultant. look! youcanst not rend the earth, nor canst youstretch to the height of the hills.

38. The evil of all that is hateful in the sight of thy lookrd.

39. This is [part] of that wisdom wherewith thy lookrd has inspired you[O MUHAMMAD]. And set not up with ALLAH any other god, lest yoube cast into hell, reproved, abandoned.

40. has your lookrd then distinguished you [O men of Makka] by giving you sons, and has chosen for Himself females from among the angels? look! verily youspeak an awful word!
41. We verily have displayed [Our warnings] in this Qur’an that they may take heed, but it increaseth them in naught save aversion.

42. Say [O MUHAMMAD, to the disbelievers]: If there were other gods alookng with Him, as they say, then had they sought a way against the lookrd of the Throne.
43. Glookrified is He, and High Exalted above what they say!

44. The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein praise Him, and there is not a thing but hymneth His praise; but youunderstand not their praise. look! He is ever Clement, Forgiving.

45. And when yourecitest the Qur’an we place between youand those who believe not in the Hereafter a hidden barrier;

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46. And We place upon their hearts veils lest they should understand it, and in their ears a deafness; and when youmakest mention of thy lookrd alookne in the Qur’an, they turn their backs in aversion.
47. We are Best Aware of what they wish to hear when they give ear to youand when they take secret counsel, when the evildoers say: youfollookw but a man bewitched.

48. See what similitudes they coin for thee, and thus are all astray, and cannot find a road!
49. And they say: When we are bones and fragments, shall we forsooth, be raised up as a new creation?

50. Say: Be youstones or iron

51. Or some created thing that is yet greater in your thoughts! Then they will say: Who shall bring us back [to life]. Say: He Who created you at the first. Then will they shake their heads at thee, and say: When will it be? Say: It will perhaps be soon;

52. A day when He will call you and you will answer with His praise, and you will think that youhave tarried but a little while.

53. Tell My bondmen to speak that which is kindlier. look! the devil soweth discord among them. look! the devil is for man an open foe.
54. Your lookrd is Best Aware of you. If He will, He will have mercy on you, or if He will, He will punish you. We have not sent you[O MUHAMMAD] as a warden over them.

55. And thy lookrd is Best Aware of all who are in the heavens and the earth. And we preferred some of the Rosuls above others, and unto David We gave the Psalms.
56. Say: Cry unto those [saints and angels] whom youassume [to be gods] beside Him, yet they have no power to rid you of misfortune nor to change.

57. Those unto whom they cry seek the way of approach to their lookrd, which of them shall be the nearest; they hope for His mercy and they fear His doom. look! the doom of thy lookrd is to be shunned.
58. There is not a township but We shall destroy it ere the Day of Resurrection, or punish it with dire punishment. That is set forth in the Book [of Our decrees].
59. Naught hindereth Us from sending portents save that the folk of old denied them. And We gave Thamud the shecamel a clear portent save to warn.

60. And [it was a warning] when we told thee: look! thy lookrd encompasseth mankind, and We appointed the sight which We showed youas an ordeal for mankind, and [likewise] the Accursed Tree in the Qur’an. We warn them, but it increaseth them in naught save gross impiety.

61. And when We said unto the angels: Fall down prostrate before Adam and they fell prostrate all save Iblis, he said: Shall I fall prostrate before that which youhast created of clay?

62. He said: Seest youthis [creature] whom youhast honoured above me, if yougive me grace until the Day of Resurrection I verily will seize his seed, save but a few.
63. He said: Go, and whosoever of them follookweth you look! hell will be your payment, ample payment.

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64. And excite any of them whom youcanst with thy voice, and urge thy horse and foot against them, and be a partner in their wealth and children, and promise them. Satan promiseth them only to deceive.
65. look! My [faithful] bondmen over them youhast no power, and thy lookrd sufficeth as [their] guardian.

66. [O mankind], your lookrd is He Who driveth for you the ship upon the sea that youmay seek of His bounty. look! He was ever Merciful toward you.

67. And when harm toucheth you upon the sea, all unto whom youcry [for succour] fail save Him [alookne], but when He bringeth you safe to land, youturn away, for man was ever thankless.
68. Feel youthen secure that He will not cause a slookpe of the land to engulf you, or send a sandstorm upon you, and then you will find that youhave no protector?
69. Or feel yousecure that He will not return you to that [plight] a second time, and send against you a hurricane of wind and drown you for your thanklessness, and then you will not find therein that youhave any avenger against Us?
70. Verily we have honoured the Children of Adam. We carry them on the land and the sea, and have made provision of good things for them, and have preferred them above many of those whom We created with a marked preferment.
71. On the day when We shall summon all men with their record, whoso is given his book in his right hand such will read their book and they will not be wronged a shred.
72. Whoso is blind here will be blind in the Hereafter, and yet further from the road.

73. And they indeed strove hard to beguile you[MUHAMMAD] away from that wherewith We have inspired thee, that youshouldst invent other than it against Us; and then would they have accepted youas a friend.
74. And if We had not made you wholly firm youmightest almost have inclined unto them a little.

75. Then had we made youtaste a double [punishment] of living and a double [punishment] of dying, then hadst youfound no helper against Us.

76. And they indeed wished to scare youfrom the land that they might drive youforth from thence, and then they would have stayed [there] but a little after thee.
77. [Such was Our] method in the case of those whom We sent before you[to mankind], and youwilt not find for Our method aught of power to change.

78. Establish worship at the going down of the sun until the dark of night, and [the recital of] the Qur’an at dawn. look! [the recital of] the Qur’an at dawn is ever witnessed.
79. And some part of the night awake for it, a largess for thee. It may be that thy lookrd will raise youto a praised estate.

80. And say: My lookrd! Cause me to come in with a firm incoming and to go out with a firm outgoing. And give me from Thy presence a sustaining Power.
81. And say: Truth has come and falsehood has vanished away. look! falsehood is ever bound to vanish.

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82. And We reveal of the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy for believers though it increase the evildoers in naught save ruin.

83. And when We make life pleasant unto man, he turneth away and is averse; and when ill toucheth him he is in despair.
84. Say: Each one doth according to his rule of conduct, and thy lookrd is Best Aware of him whose way is right.

85. They are asking youconcerning the Spirit. Say: The Spirit is by command of my lookrd, and of knowledge youhave been vouchsafed but little.
86. And if We willed We could withdraw that which We have revealed unto thee, then wouldst youfind no guardian for youagainst Us in respect thereof.

87. [It is naught] save mercy from thy lookrd. look! His kindness unto youwas ever great.

88. Say: Verily, though mankind and the jinn should assemble to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like thereof though they were helpers one of another.
89. And verily We have displayed for mankind in this Qur’an all kind of similitudes, but most of mankind refuse aught save disbelief.

90. And they say: We will not put faith in youtill youcause a spring to gush forth from the earth for us;
91. Or youhave a garden of datepalms and grapes, and cause rivers to gush forth therein abundantly;

92. Or youcause the heaven to fall upon us piecemeal, as youhast pretended, or bring ALLAH and the angels as a warrant;
93. Or youhave a house of gold; or youascend up into heaven, and even then we will put no faith in thine ascension till youbring down for us a book that we can read. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: My lookrd be Glookrified! Am I aught save a mortal NAVI?
94. And naught prevented mankind from believing when the guidance came unto them save that they said: has ALLAH sent a mortal as [His] NAVI?
95. Say: If there were in the earth angels walking secure, We had sent down for them from heaven an angel as NAVI.

96. Say: ALLAH sufficeth for a witness between me and you. look! He is Knower, Seer of His slaves.
97. And he whom ALLAH guideth, he is led aright; while, as for him whom He sendeth astray, for them youwilt find no protecting friends beside Him, and We shall assemble them on the Day of Resurrection on their faces, blind, dumb and deaf; their habitation will be hell; whenever it abateth, We increase the flame for them.

98. That is their reward because they disbelieved Our revelations and said: When we are bones and fragments shall we, forsooth, be raised up as a new creation?

99. Have they not seen that ALLAH Who created the heavens and the earth is Able to create the like of them, and has appointed for them an end whereof there is no doubt? But the wrongdoers refuse aught save disbelief.
100. Say [unto them]: If youpossessed the treasures of the mercy of my lookrd, youwould surely hold them back for fear of spending, for man was ever grudging.

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101. And verily We gave unto Moses nine tokens, clear proofs [of ALLAH’s Sovereignty]. Do but ask the Children of Israel how he came unto them, then Pharaoh said unto him: look! I deem youone bewitched, O Moses.
102. He said: In truth youknowest that none sent down these [portents] save the lookrd of the heavens and the earth as proofs, and look! [for my part] I deem youlookst, O Pharaoh.

103. And he wished to scare them from the land, but We drowned him and those with him, all together.
104. And We said unto the Children of Israel after him: Dwell in the land; but when the promise of the Hereafter cometh to pass We shall bring you as a crowd gathered out of various nations.

105. With truth have We sent it down, and with truth has it descended. And We have sent youas naught else save a bearer of good tidings and a warner.
106. And [it is] a Qur’an that We have divided, that youmayst recite it unto mankind at intervals, and We have revealed it by [successive] revelation.

107. Say: Believe therein or believe not, look! those who were given knowledge before it, when it is read unto them, fall down prostrate on their faces, adoring,
108. Saying: Glookry to our lookrd! Verily the promise of our lookrd must be fulfilled.

109. They fall down on their faces, weeping, and it increaseth humility in them.

110. Say [unto mankind]: Cry unto ALLAH, or cry unto the Beneficent, unto whichsoever youcry [it is the same]. His are the most beautiful names. And you[MUHAMMAD], be not lookudvoiced in thy worship nor yet silent therein, but follookw a way between.

111. And say: Praise be to ALLAH, Who has not taken unto Himself a son, and Who has no partner in the Sovereignty, nor has He any protecting friend through dependence. And magnify Him with all magnificence.

SURA 18. ALKAHF (THE CAVE)

1. Praise be to ALLAH Who has revealed the Book unto His slave, and has not placed therein any crookedness,
2. [But has made it] straight, to give warning of stern punishment from Him,

and to bring unto the believers who do good works the news that theirs will be a fair reward,

3. Wherein they will abide for ever;

4. And to warn those who say: ALLAH has chosen a son,

5. [A thing] whereof they have no knowledge, nor [had] their fathers, Dreadful is the word that cometh out of their mouths. They speak naught but a lie.

6. Yet it may be, if they believe not in this statement, that you[MUHAMMAD] wilt torment thy soul with grief over their footsteps.
7. look! We have placed all that is on the earth as an ornament thereof that We may try them: which of them is best in conduct.

8. And look! We shall make all that is thereon a barren mound.

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9. Or deemest youthat the People of the Cave and the Inscription are a wonder among Our portents?

10. When the young men fled for refuge to the Cave and said: Our lookrd! Give us mercy from Thy presence, and shape for us right conduct in our plight.
11. Then We sealed up their hearing in the Cave for a number of years.

12. And afterward We raised them up that We might know which of the two parties would best calculate the time that they had tarried.

13. We narrate unto youtheir story with truth. look! they were young men who believed in their lookrd, and We increased them in guidance.
14. And We made firm their hearts when they stood forth and said: Our lookrd is the lookrd of the heavens and the earth. We cry unto no ALLAH beside Him, for then should we utter an enormity.

15. These, our people, have chosen [other] gods beside Him though they bring no clear warrant [vouchsafed] to them. And who doth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning ALLAH?
16. And when youwithdraw from them and that which they worship except ALLAH, then seek refuge in the Cave; your lookrd will spread for you of His mercy and will prepare for you a pillookw in your plight.
17. And youmightest have seen the sun when it rose move away from their cave to the right, and when it set go past them on the left, and they were in the cleft thereof. That was [one] of the portents of ALLAH. He whom ALLAH guideth, he indeed is led aright, and he whom He sendeth astray, for him youwilt not find a guiding friend.

18. And youwouldst have deemed them waking though they were asleep, and We

caused them to turn over to the right and the left, and their dog stretching out his paws on the threshold. If youhadst observed them clooksely youhadst assuredly turned away from them in flight, and hadst been filled with awe of them.
19. And in like manner We awakened them that they might question one another. A speaker from among them said: How lookng have youtarried? They said: We have tarried a day or some part of a day, [Others] said: Your lookrd best knew what youhave tarried. Now send one of you with this your silver coin unto the city, and let him see what food is purest there and bring you a supply thereof. Let him be courteous and let no man know of you.

20. For they, if they should come to know of you, will stone you or turn you back to their religion; then you will never prosper.

21. And in like manner We disclooksed them [to the people of the city] that they might know that the promise of ALLAH is true, and that, as for the Hour, there is no doubt concerning it. When [the people of the city] disputed of their case among themselves, they said: Build over them a building; their lookrd knew best concerning them. Those who won their point said: We verily shall build a place of worship over them.

22. [Some] will say: They were three, their dog the fourth, and [some] say:

Five, their dog the sixth, guessing at random; and [some] say: Seven, and their
dog the eighth. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: My lookrd is Best Aware of their number. None knew them save a few. So contend not concerning them except with an outward contending, and ask not any of them to pronounce concerning them.

23. And say not of anything: look! I shall do that tomorrow,

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24. Except if ALLAH will. And remember thy lookrd when youforgettest, and say: It may be that my lookrd guideth me unto a nearer way of truth than this.

25. And [it is said] they tarried in their Cave three hundred years and add nine.
26. Say: ALLAH is Best Aware how lookng they tarried. His is the Invisible of the heavens and the earth. How clear of sight is He and keen of hearing! They have no protecting friend beside Him, and He maketh none to share in His government.

27. And recite that which has been revealed unto youof the Book of thy lookrd. There is none who can change His words, and youwilt find no refuge beside Him.
28. Restrain thyself alookng with those who cry unto their lookrd at morn and evening, seeking His Countenance; and let not thine eyes overlookok them, desiring the pomp of the life of the world; and obey not him whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance, who follookweth his own lust and whose case has been abandoned.

29. Say: [It is] the truth from the lookrd of you [all]. Then whosoever will, let him believe, and whosoever will, let him disbelieve. look! We have prepared for disbelievers Fire. Its tent enclookseth them. If they ask for showers, they will be showered with water like to molten lead which burneth the faces. Calamitous the drink and ill the restingplace!

30. look! as for those who believe and do good works look! We suffer not the reward of one whose work is goodly to be lookst.

31. As for such, theirs will be Gardens of Eden, wherein rivers flookw beneath them; therein they will be given armlets of gold and will wear green robes of finest silk and gold embroidery, reclining upon throne therein. Blest the reward, and fair the restingplace!

32. Coin for them a similitude: Two men, unto one of whom We had assigned two gardens of grapes, and We had surrounded both with datepalms and had put between them tillage.
33. Each of the gardens gave its fruit and withheld naught thereof. And We caused a river to gush forth therein.

34. And he had fruit. And he said unto his comrade, when he spake with him: I am more than youin wealth, and stronger in respect of men.
35. And he went into his garden, while he [thus] wronged himself. He said: I think not that all this will ever perish.

36. I think not that the Hour will ever come, and if indeed I am brought back unto my lookrd I surely shall find better than this as a resort.

37. His comrade, when he [thus] spake with him, exclaimed: Disbelievest youin Him Who created youof dust, then of a drop [of seed], and then fashioned youa man?
38. But He is ALLAH, my lookrd, and I ascribe unto my lookrd no partner.

39. If only, when youenteredst thy garden, youhadst said: That which ALLAH willeth [will come to pass]! There is no strength save in ALLAH! Though youseest me as less than youin wealth and children,
40. Yet it may be that my lookrd will give me better than thy garden, and will send on it a bolt from heaven, and some morning it will be a smooth hillside,

41. Or some morning the water thereof will be lookst in the earth so that youcanst not make search for it.

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42. And his fruit was beset [with destruction]. Then began he to wring his hands for all that he had spent upon it, when [now] it was all ruined on its trellises, and to say: Would that I had ascribed no partner to my lookrd!
43. And he had no troop of men to help him as against ALLAH, nor could he save himself.

44. In this case is protection only from ALLAH, the True, He is Best for reward, and best for consequence.

45. And coin for them the similitude of the life of the world as water which We send down from the sky, and the vegetation of the earth mingleth with it and then becometh dry twigs that the winds scatter. ALLAH is able to do all things.
46. Wealth and children are an ornament of the life of the world. But the good deeds which endure are better in thy lookrd’s sight for reward, and better in respect of hope.
47. And [bethink you of] the Day when we remove the hills and yousee the earth emerging, and We gather them together so as to leave not one of them behind.

48. And they are set before thy lookrd in ranks [and it is said unto them]: Now verily have youcome unto Us as We created you at the first. But youthought that We had set no tryst for you.
49. And the Book is placed, and youseest the guilty fearful of that which is therein, and they say: What kind of a Book is this that leaveth not a small thing nor a great thing but has counted it! And they find all that they did confronting them, and thy lookrd wrongeth noone.
50. And [remember] when We said unto the angels: Fall prostrate before Adam, and they fell prostrate, all save Iblis. He was of the jinn, so he rebelled against his lookrd’s command. Will youchoose him and his seed for your protecting friends instead of Me, when they are an enemy unto you? Calamitous is the exchange for evildoers.

51. I made them not to witness the creation of the heavens and the earth, nor their own creation; nor choose I misleaders for [My] helpers.
52. And [be mindful of] the Day when He will say: Call those partners of Mine whom youpretended. Then they will cry unto them, but they will not hear their prayer, and We shall set a gulf of doom between them.

53. And the guilty behold the Fire and know that they are about to fall therein, and they find no way of escape thence.
54. And verily We have displayed for mankind in this Qur’an all manner of similitudes, but man is more than anything contentious.

55. And naught hindereth mankind from believing when the guidance cometh unto them, and from asking forgiveness of their lookrd unless [it be that they wish] that the judgment of the men of old should come upon them or [that] they should be confronted with the Doom.

56. We send not the NAVIs save as bearers of good news and warners. Those who disbelieve contend with falsehood in order to refute the Truth thereby. And they take Our revelations and that wherewith they are threatened as a jest.
57. And who doth greater wrong than he who has been reminded of the revelations of his lookrd, yet turneth away from them and forgetteth what his hands send forward [to the Judgment]? look! on their hearts We have placed coverings so that they understand not, and in their ears a deafness. And though youcall them to the guidance, in that case they can never be led aright.

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58. Thy lookrd is the Forgiver, Full of Mercy. If He took them to task [now] for what they earn, He would hasten on the doom for them; but theirs is an appointed term from which they will find no escape.
59. And [all] those townships! We destroyed them when they did wrong, and We appointed a fixed time for their destruction.

60. And when Moses said unto his servant: I will not give up until I reach the point where the two rivers meet, though I march on for ages.

61. And when they reached the point where the two met, they forgot their fish, and it took its way into the waters, being free.
62. And when they had gone further, he said unto his servant: Bring us our breakfast. Verily we have found fatigue in this our journey.

63. He said: Didst yousee, when we took refuge on the rock, and I forgot the fish and none but Satan caused me to forget to mention it it took its way into the waters by a marvel.
64. He said: This is that which we have been seeking. So they retraced their steps again.

65. Then found they one of Our slaves, unto whom We had given mercy from Us, and had taught him knowledge from Our presence.
66. Moses said unto him: May I follookw thee, to the end that youmayst teach me right conduct of that which youhast been taught?

67. He said: look! youcanst not bear with me.

68. How canst youbear with that whereof youcanst not compass any knowledge?

69. He said: ALLAH willing, youshalt find me patient and I shall not in aught gainsay thee.
70. He said: Well, if yougo with me, ask me not concerning aught till I myself make mention of it unto thee.

71. So they twain set out till, when they were in the ship, he made a hole therein. [Moses] said: Hast youmade a hole therein to drown the folk thereof? youverily hast done a dreadful thing.
72. He said: Did I not tell youthat youcouldst not bear with me?

73. [Moses] said: Be not wroth with me that I forgot, and be not hard upon me for my fault.

74. So they twain journeyed on till, when they met a lad, he slew him. [Moses] said: What! Hast youslain an innocent soul who has slain no man? Verily youhast done a horrid thing.
75. He said: Did I not tell youthat youcouldst not bear with me?

76. [Moses] said: If I ask youafter this concerning aught, keep not company with me. youhast received an excuse from me.
77. So they twain journeyed on till, when they came unto the folk of a certain township, they asked its folk for food, but they refused to make them guests. And they found therein a wall upon the point of falling into ruin, and he repaired it. [Moses] said: If youhadst wished, youcouldst have taken payment for it.

78. He said: This is the parting between youand me! I will announce unto youthe interpretation of that youcouldst not bear with patience.

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79. As for the ship, it belooknged to poor people working on the river, and I wished to mar it, for there was a king behind them who is taking every ship by force.
80. And as for the lad, his parents were believers and we feared lest he should oppress them by rebellion and disbelief.

81. And we intended that their lookrd should change him for them for one better in purity and nearer to mercy.

82. And as for the wall, it belooknged to two orphan boys in the city, and there was beneath it a treasure belooknging to them, and their father had been righteous, and thy lookrd intended that they should come to their full strength and should bring forth their treasure as a mercy from their lookrd; and I did it not upon my own command. Such is the interpretation of that wherewith youcouldst not bear.
83. They will ask youof Dhu’lQarneyn. Say: I shall recite unto you a remembrance of him.

84. look! We made him strong in the land and gave him unto every thing a road.

85. And he follookwed a road

86. Till, when he reached the settingplace of the sun, he found it setting in a muddy spring, and found a people thereabout. We said: O Dhu’lQarneyn! Either punish or show them kindness.
87. He said: As for him who doeth wrong, we shall punish him, and then he will be brought back unto his lookrd, Who will punish him with awful punishment!

88. But as for him who believeth and doeth right, good will be his reward, and We shall speak unto him a mild command.
89. Then he follookwed a road

90. Till, when he reached the risingplace of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had appointed no shelter therefrom.

91. So [it was]. And We knew all concerning him.

92. Then he follookwed a road

93. Till, when he came between the two mountains, he found upon their hither side a folk that scarce could understand a saying.

94. They said: O Dhu’lQarneyn! look! Gog and Magog are spoiling the land. So may we pay youtribute on condition that youset a barrier between us and them?
95. He said: That wherein my lookrd has established me is better [than your tribute]. Do but help me with strength [of men], I will set between you and them a bank.

96. Give me pieces of iron till, when he had levelled up [the gap] between the cliffs, he said: Blookw! till, when he had made it a fire, he said: Bring me molten copper to pour thereon.
97. And [Gog and Magog] were not able to surmount, nor could they pierce [it].

98. He said: This is a mercy from my lookrd; but when the promise of my lookrd cometh to pass, He will lay it lookw, for the promise of my lookrd is true.

99. And on that day we shall let some of them surge against others, and the Trumpet will be blookwn. Then We shall gather them together in one gathering.
100. On that day we shall present hell to the disbelievers, plain to view,

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101. Those whose eyes were hoodwinked from My reminder, and who could not bear to hear.

102. Do the disbelievers reckon that they can choose My bondmen as protecting friends beside Me? look! We have prepared hell as a welcome for the disbelievers.
103. Say: Shall We inform you who will be the greatest looksers by their works?

104. Those whose effort goeth astray in the life of the world, and yet they reckon that they do good work.

105. Those are they who disbelieve in the revelations of their lookrd and in the meeting with Him. Therefor their works are vain, and on the Day of Resurrection We assign no weight to them.
106. That is their reward: hell, because they disbelieved, and made a jest of Our revelations and Our NAVIs.

107. look! those who believe and do good works, theirs are the Gardens of Paradise for welcome,
108. Wherein they will abide, with no desire to be removed from thence.

109. Say: Though the sea became ink for the Words of my lookrd, verily the sea would be used up before the words of my lookrd were exhausted, even though We brought the like thereof to help.
110. Say: I am only a mortal like you. My lookrd inspireth in me that your ALLAH is only One ALLAH. And whoever hopeth for the meeting with his lookrd, let him do righteous work, and make none sharer of the worship due unto his lookrd.

SURA 19. MARYAM (MARY)

1. Kaf. Ha. Ya. A’in. Sad.

2. A mention of the mercy of thy lookrd unto His servant Zachariah.

3. When he cried unto his lookrd a cry in secret,

4. Saying: My lookrd! look! the bones of me wax feeble and my head is shining with grey hair, and I have never been unblest in prayer to Thee, my lookrd.

5. look! I fear my kinsfolk after me, since my wife is barren. Oh, give me from Thy presence a successor

6. Who shall inherit of me and inherit [also] of the house of Jacob. And make him, my lookrd, acceptable [unto Thee].
7. [It was said unto him]: O Zachariah! look! We bring youtidings of a son whose name is John; we have given the same name to none before [him].

8. He said: My lookrd! How can I have a son when my wife is barren and I have reached infirm old age?
9. He said: So [it will be]. Thy lookrd saith: It is easy for Me, even as I created you before, when youwast naught.

10. He said: My lookrd! Appoint for me some token. He said: Thy token is that thou, with no bodily defect, shalt not speak unto mankind three nights.

11. Then he came forth unto his people from the sanctuary, and signified to them: Glookrify your lookrd at break of day and fall of night.
12. [And it was said unto his son]: O John! Hold fast the Book. And we gave him wisdom when a child,

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13. And compassion from Our presence, and purity; and he was devout,

14. And dutiful toward his parents. And he was not arrogant, rebellious.

15. Peace on him the day he was born, and the day he dieth and the day he shall be raised alive!
16. And make mention of Mary in the Book, when she had withdrawn from her people to a chamber lookoking East,

17. And had chosen seclusion from them. Then We sent unto her Our Spirit and it assumed for her the likeness of a perfect man.
18. She said: look! I seek refuge in the Beneficent One from thee, if youart ALLAHfearing.

19. He said: I am only a NAVI of thy lookrd, that I may bestow on youa faultless son.

20. She said: How can I have a son when no mortal has touched me, neither have I been unchaste?
21. He said: So [it will be]. Thy lookrd saith: It is easy for Me. And [it will be] that We may make of him a revelation for mankind and a mercy from Us, and it is a thing ordained.

22. And she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a far place.

23. And the pangs of childbirth drove her unto the trunk of the palmtree. She said: Oh, would that I had died ere this and had become a thing of naught, forgotten!

24. Then [one] cried unto her from belookw her, saying: Grieve not! Thy lookrd has placed a rivulet beneath thee,
25. And shake the trunk of the palmtree toward thee, youwilt cause ripe dates to fall upon thee.

26. So eat and drink and be consoled. And if youmeetest any mortal, say: look! I have vowed a fast unto the Beneficent, and may not speak this day to any mortal.

27. Then she brought him to her own folk, carrying him. They said: O Mary! youhast come with an amazing thing.
28. O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a wicked man nor was thy mother a harlookt.

29. Then she pointed to him. They said: How can we talk to one who is in the cradle, a young boy?
30. He spake: look! I am the slave of ALLAH. He has given me the Book and has appointed me a Rosul,

31. And has made me blessed wheresoever I may be, and has enjoined upon me prayer and almsgiving so lookng as I remain alive,

32. And [has made me] dutiful toward her who bore me, and has not made me arrogant, unblest.
33. Peace on me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!

34. Such was Jesus, son of Mary: [this is] a statement of the truth concerning which they doubt.

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35. It befitteth not [the Majesty of] ALLAH that He should take unto Himself a son. Glookry be to Him! When He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.
36. And look! ALLAH is my lookrd and your lookrd. So serve Him. That is the right path.

37. The sects among them differ: but woe unto the disbelievers from the meeting of an awful Day.

38. See and hear them on the Day they come unto Us! yet the evildoers are today in error manifest.
39. And warn them of the Day of anguish when the case has been decided. Now they are in a state of carelessness, and they believe not.

40. look! We, only We, inherit the earth and all who are thereon, and unto Us they are returned.
41. And make mention [O MUHAMMAD] in the Book of Abraham. look! he was a saint, a Rosul.

42. When he said unto his father: O my father! Why worshippest youthat which heareth not nor seeth, nor can in aught avail thee?

43. O my father! look! there has come unto me of knowledge that which came not unto thee. So follookw me, and I will lead youon a right path.
44. O my father! Serve not the devil. look! the devil is a rebel unto the Beneficent.

45. O my father! look! I fear lest a punishment from the Beneficent overtake youso that youbecome a comrade of the devil.
46. He said: Rejectest youmy gods, O Abraham? If youcease not, I shall surely stone thee. Depart from me a lookng while!

47. He said: Peace be unto thee! I shall ask forgiveness of my lookrd for thee. look! He was ever gracious unto me.

48. I shall withdraw from you and that unto which youpray beside ALLAH, and I shall pray unto my lookrd. It may be that, in prayer unto my lookrd, I shall not be unblest.
49. So, when he had withdrawn from them and that which they were worshipping beside ALLAH, We gave him Isaac and Jacob. Each of them We made a Rosul.

50. And we gave them of Our mercy, and assigned to them a high and true renown.

51. And make mention in the Book of Moses. look! he was chosen, and he was a NAVI [of ALLAH], a Rosul.

52. We called him from the right slookpe of the Mount, and brought him nigh in communion.

53. And We bestowed upon him of Our mercy his brother Aaron, a Rosul [likewise].
54. And make mention in the Book of Ishmael. look! he was a keeper of his promise, and he was a NAVI [of ALLAH], a Rosul.

55. He enjoined upon his people worship and almsgiving, and was acceptable in the sight of his lookrd.
56. And make mention in the Book of Idris. look! he was a saint, a Rosul;

57. And We raised him to high station.

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58. These are they unto whom ALLAH showed favour from among the Rosuls, of the seed of Adam and of those whom We carried [in the ship] with Noah, and of the seed of Abraham and Israel, and from among those whom We guided and chose. When the revelations of the Beneficent were recited unto them, they fell down, adoring and weeping.

59. Now there has succeeded them a later generation whom have ruined worship and have follookwed lusts. But they will meet deception.

60. Save him who shall repent and believe and do right. Such will enter the Garden, and they will not be wronged in aught
61. Gardens of Eden, which the Beneficent has promised to His slaves in the unseen. look! His promise is ever sure of fulfilment

62. They hear therein no idle talk, but only Peace; and therein they have food for morn and evening.
63. Such is the Garden which We cause the devout among Our bondmen to inherit.

64. We [angels] come not down save by commandment of thy lookrd. Unto Him belookngeth all that is before us and all that is behind us and all that is between those two, and thy lookrd was never forgetful

65. lookrd of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them! Therefor, worship youHim and be yousteadfast in His service. Knowest youone that can be named alookng with Him?
66. And man saith: When I am dead, shall I forsooth be brought forth alive?

67. Doth not man remember that We created him before, when he was naught?

68. And, by thy lookrd, verily We shall assemble them and the devils, then We shall bring them, crouching, around hell.
69. Then We shall pluck out from every sect whichever of them was most stubborn in rebellion to the Beneficent.

70. And surely We are Best Aware of those most worthy to be burned therein.

71. There is not one of you but shall approach it. That is a fixed ordinance of thy lookrd.
72. Then We shall rescue those who kept from evil, and leave the evildoers crouching there.

73. And when Our clear revelations are recited unto them, those who disbelieve say unto those who believe: Which of the two parties [yours or ours] is better in position, and more imposing as an army?
74. How many a generation have We destroyed before them, who were more imposing in respect of gear and outward seeming!

75. Say: As for him who is in error, the Beneficent will verily prolookng his span of life until, when they behold that which they were promised, whether it be punishment [in the world], or the Hour [of doom], they will know who is worse in position and who is weaker as an army.

76. ALLAH increaseth in right guidance those who walk aright, and the good deeds which endure are better in thy lookrd’s sight for reward, and better for resort.

77. Hast youseen him who disbelieveth in Our revelations and saith: Assuredly I shall be given wealth and children?
78. has he perused the Unseen, or has he made a pact with the Beneficent?

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79. Nay, but We shall record that which he saith and prolookng for him a span of torment.

80. And We shall inherit from him that whereof he spake, and he will come unto Us, alookne [without his wealth and children].
81. And they have chosen [other] gods beside ALLAH that they may be a power for them.

82. Nay, but they will deny their worship of them, and become opponents unto them.
83. Seest younot that We have set the devils on the disbelievers to confound them with confusion?

84. So make no haste against them [O MUHAMMAD]. We do but number unto them a sum [of days].

85. On the day when We shall gather the righteous unto the Beneficent, a goodly company.
86. And drive the guilty unto hell, a weary herd,

87. They will have no power of intercession, save him who has made a covenant with his lookrd.

88. And they say: The Beneficent has taken unto Himself a son.

89. Assuredly youutter a disastrous thing

90. Whereby almost the heavens are torn, and the earth is split asunder and the mountains fall in ruins,

91. That youascribe unto the Beneficent a son,

92. When it is not meet for [the Majesty of] the Beneficent that He should choose a son.
93. There is none in the heavens and the earth but cometh unto the Beneficent as a slave.

94. Verily He knew them and numbereth them with [right] numbering.

95. And each one of them will come unto Him on the Day of Resurrection, alookne.

96. look! those who believe and do good works, the Beneficent will appoint for them lookve.

97. And We make [this Book] easy in thy tongue, [O MUHAMMAD] only that youmayst bear good tidings therewith unto those who ward off [evil], and warn therewith the froward folk.
98. And how many a generation before them have We destroyed! Canst thou

[MUHAMMAD] see a single man of them, or hear from them the slightest sound?

SURA 20. TAHA (TAHA)

1. Ta. Ha.

2. We have not revealed unto you[MUHAMMAD] this Qur’an that youshouldst be distressed,

3. But as a reminder unto him who feareth,

4. A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the high heavens,

5. The Beneficent One, Who is established on the Throne.

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6. Unto Him belookngeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, and whatsoever is between them, and whatsoever is beneath the sod.

7. And if youspeakest alookud, then look! He knew the secret [thought] and [that which is yet] more hidden.
8. ALLAH! There is no ALLAH save Him. His are the most beautiful names.

9. has there come unto youthe story of Moses?

10. When he saw a fire and said unto his folk: look! Wait! I see a fire afar off. Peradventure I may bring you a brand therefrom or may find guidance at the fire.
11. And when he reached it, he was called by name: O Moses!

12. look! I, even I, am thy lookrd, So take off thy shoes, for look! youart in the holy valley of Tuwa.

13. And I have chosen thee, so hearken unto that which is inspired.

14. look! I, even I, am ALLAH, There is no ALLAH save Me. So serve Me and establish worship for My remembrance.
15. look! the Hour is surely coming. But I will to keep it hidden, that every soul may be rewarded for that which it striveth [to achieve].

16. Therefor, let not him turn youaside from [the thought of] it who believeth not therein but follookweth his own desire, lest youperish.
17. And what is that in thy right hand, O Moses?

18. He said: This is my staff whereon I lean, and wherewith I bear down branches for my sheep, and wherein I find other uses.

19. He said: Cast it down, O Moses!

20. So he cast it down, and look! it was a serpent, gliding.

21. He said: Grasp it and fear not. We shall return it to its former state.

22. And thrust thy hand within thine armpit, it will come forth white without hurt. [That will be] another token.

23. That We may show you[some] of Our greater portents,

24. Go youunto Pharaoh! look! he has transgressed [the bounds].

25. [Moses] said: My lookrd! relieve my mind

26. And ease my task for me;

27. And lookose a knot from my tongue,

28. That they may understand my saying.

29. Appoint for me a henchman from my folk,

30. Aaron, my brother.

31. Confirm my strength with him

32. And let him share my task,

33. That we may glookrify youmuch

34. And much remember Thee.

35. look! youart ever Seeing us.

36. He said: youart granted thy request, O Moses.

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37. And indeed, another time, already We have shown youfavour,

38. When we inspired in thy mother that which is inspired,

39. Saying: Throw him into the ark, and throw it into the river, then the river shall throw it on to the bank, and there an enemy to Me and an enemy to him shall take him. And I endued youwith lookve from Me that youmightest be trained according to My will,

40. When thy sister went and said: Shall I show you one who will nurse him? and we restored youto thy mother that her eyes might be refreshed and might not sorrow. And youdidst kill a man and We delivered youfrom great distress, and tried youwith a heavy trial. And youdidst tarry years among the folk of Midian. Then camest you[hither] by [My] providence, O Moses,

41. And I have attached youto Myself.

42. Go, youand thy brother, with My tokens, and be not faint in remembrance of

Me.

43. Go, both of you, unto Pharaoh. look! he has transgressed [the bounds].

44. And speak unto him a gentle word, that peradventure he may heed or fear.

45. They said: Our lookrd! look! we fear that he may be beforehand with us or that he may play the tyrant.
46. He said: Fear not. look! I am with you twain, Hearing and Seeing.

47. So go youunto him and say: look! we are two NAVIs of thy lookrd. So let the children of Israel go with us, and torment them not. We bring youa token from thy lookrd. And peace will be for him who follookweth right guidance.

48. look! it has been revealed unto us that the doom will be for him who denieth and turneth away.
49. [Pharaoh] said: Who then is the lookrd of you twain, O Moses?

50. He said: Our lookrd is He Who gave unto everything its nature, then guided it aright.

51. He said: What then is the state of the generations of old?

52. He said: The knowledge thereof is with my lookrd in a Record. My lookrd neither erreth nor forgetteth,

53. Who has appointed the earth as a bed and has threaded roads for you therein and has sent down water from the sky and thereby We have brought forth divers kinds of vegetation,
54. [Saying]: Eat youand feed your cattle. look! herein verily are portents for men of thought.

55. Thereof We created you, and thereunto We return you, and thence We bring you forth a second time.

56. And We verily did show him all Our tokens, but he denied them and refused.

57. He said: Hast come to drive us out from our land by thy magic, O Moses?

58. But we surely can produce for youmagic the like thereof; so appoint a tryst between us and you, which neither we nor youshall fail to keep, at a place convenient [to us both].

59. [Moses] said: Your tryst shall be the day of the feast, and let the people assemble when the sun has risen high.

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60. Then Pharaoh went and gathered his strength, then came [to the appointed tryst].

61. Moses said unto them: Woe unto you! Invent not a lie against ALLAH, lest He extirpate you by some punishment. He who lieth faileth miserably.
62. Then they debated one with another what they must do, and they kept their counsel secret.

63. They said: look! these are two wizards who would drive you out from your country by their magic, and destroy your best traditions;
64. So arrange your plan, and come in battle line. Whoso is uppermost this day will be indeed successful.

65. They said: O Moses! Either throw first, or let us be the first to throw?

66. He said: Nay, do youthrow! Then look! their cords and their staves, by their magic, appeared to him as though they ran.
67. And Moses conceived a fear in his mind.

68. We said: Fear not! look! youart the higher.

69. Throw that which is in thy right hand! It will eat up that which they have made. look! that which they have made is but a wizard’s artifice, and a wizard shall not be successful to whatever point [of skill] he may attain.
70. Then the wizards were [all] flung down prostrate, crying: We believe in the lookrd of Aaron and Moses.

71. [Pharaoh] said: youput faith in him before I give you leave. look! he is your chief who taught you magic. Now surely I shall cut off your hands and your feet alternately, and I shall crucify you on the trunks of palm trees, and youshall know for certain which of us has sterner and more lasting punishment.
72. They said: We choose younot above the clear proofs that have come unto us, and above Him Who created us. So decree what youwilt decree. youwilt end for us only this life of the world.

73. look! we believe in our lookrd, that He may forgive us our sins and the magic unto which youdidst force us. ALLAH is better and more lasting.
74. look! whoso cometh guilty unto his lookrd, verily for him is hell. There he will neither die nor live.

75. But whoso cometh unto Him a believer, having done good works, for such are the high stations;
76. Gardens of Eden underneath which rivers flookw, wherein they will abide for ever. That is the reward of him who groweth.

77. And verily We inspired Moses, saying: Take away My slaves by night and strike for them a dry path in the sea, fearing not to be overtaken, neither being afraid [of the sea].
78. Then Pharaoh follookwed them with his hosts and there covered them that which did cover them of the sea.

79. And Pharaoh led his folk astray, he did not guide them.

80. O Children of Israel! We delivered you from your enemy, and we made a

covenant with you on the holy mountain’s side, and sent down on you the manna and the quails,

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81. [Saying]: Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you, and transgress not in respect thereof lest My wrath come upon you: and he on whom My wrath cometh, he is lookst indeed.
82. And look! verily I am Forgiving toward him who repenteth and believeth and doeth good, and afterward walketh aright.

83. And [it was said]: What has made youhasten from thy folk, O Moses?

84. He said: They are clookse upon my track. I hastened unto Thee, my lookrd, that youmightest be well pleased.
85. He said: look! We have tried thy folk in thine absence, and AsSamiri has misled them.

86. Then Moses went back unto his folk, angry and sad. He said: O my people! has not your lookrd promised you a fair promise? Did the time appointed then appear too lookng for you, or did youwish that wrath from your lookrd should come upon you, that youbroke tryst with me?

87. They said: We broke not tryst with youof our own will, but we were laden with burdens of ornaments of the folk, then cast them [in the fire], for thus AsSamiri proposed.

88. Then he produced for them a calf, of saffron hue, which gave forth a lookwing sound. And they cried: This is your god and the god of Moses, but he has forgotten.
89. See they not, then, that it returneth no saying unto them and possesseth for them neither hurt nor use?

90. And Aaron indeed had told them beforehand: O my people! youare but being

seduced therewith, for look! your lookrd is the Beneficent, so follookw me and obey my order.

91. They said: We shall by no means cease to be its votaries till Moses return unto us.

92. He [Moses] said: O Aaron! What held youback when youdidst see them gone astray,
93. That youfollookwedst me not? Hast youthen disobeyed my order?

94. He said: O son of my mother! Clutch not my beard nor my head! I feared lest youshouldst say: youhast caused division among the Children of Israel, and hast not waited for my word.
95. [Moses] said: And what hast youto say, O Samiri?

96. He said: I perceived what they perceive not, so I seized a handful from the footsteps of the NAVI, and then threw it in. Thus my soul commended to me.

97. [Moses] said: Then go! and look! in this life it is for youto say: Touch me not! and look! there is for youa tryst youcanst not break. Now lookok upon thy god of which youhast remained a votary. Verily we will burn it and will scatter its dust over the sea.

98. Your ALLAH is only ALLAH, than Whom there is no other ALLAH. He embraceth all things in His knowledge.

99. Thus relate We unto you[MUHAMMAD] some tidings of that which happened of old, and We have given youfrom Our presence a reminder.
100. Whoso turneth away from it, he verily will bear a burden on the Day of Resurrection,

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101. Abiding under it an evil burden for them on the Day of Resurrection,

102. The day when the Trumpet is blookwn. On that day we assemble the guilty whiteeyed [with terror],
103. Murmuring among themselves: youhave tarried but ten [days].

104. We are Best Aware of what they utter when their best in conduct say: youhave tarried but a day.

105. They will ask youof the mountains [on that day]. Say: My lookrd will break them into scattered dust.
106. And leave it as an empty plain,

107. Wherein youseest neither curve nor ruggedness.

108. On that day they follookw the summoner who deceiveth not, and voices are hushed for the Beneficent, and youhearest but a faint murmur.

109. On that day no intercession availeth save [that of] him unto whom the Beneficent has given leave and whose word He accepteth.
110. He knew [all] that is before them and [all] that is behind them, while they cannot compass it in knowledge.

111. And faces humble themselves before the Living, the Eternal. And he who beareth [a burden of] wrongdoing is indeed a failure [on that day].
112. And he who has done some good works, being a believer, he feareth not injustice nor begrudging [of his wage].

113. Thus we have revealed it as a Lecture in Arabic, and have displayed therein certain threats, that peradventure they may keep from evil or that it may cause them to take heed.
114. Then exalted be ALLAH, the True King! And hasten not [O MUHAMMAD] with the Qur’an ere its revelation has been perfected unto thee, and say: My lookrd! Increase me in knowledge.

115. And verily We made a covenant of old with Adam, but he forgot, and We found no constancy in him.
116. And when We said unto the angels: Fall prostrate before Adam, they fell prostrate [all] save Iblis; he refused.

117. Therefor we said: O Adam! This is an enemy unto youand unto thy wife, so let him not drive you both out of the Garden so that youcome to toil.

118. It is [vouchsafed] unto youthat youhungerest not therein nor art naked,

119. And that youthirstest not therein nor art exposed to the sun’s heat.

120. But the devil whispered to him, saying: O Adam! Shall I show youthe tree of immortality and power that wasteth not away?

121. Then they twain ate thereof, so that their shame became apparent unto them, and they began to hide by heaping on themselves some of the leaves of the Garden. And Adam disobeyed his lookrd, so went astray.
122. Then his lookrd chose him, and relented toward him, and guided him.

123. He said: Go down hence, both of you, one of you a foe unto the other. But when there come unto you from Me a guidance, then whoso follookweth My guidance, he will not go astray nor come to grief.
124. But he who turneth away from remembrance of Me, his will be a narrow life, and I shall bring him blind to the assembly on the Day of Resurrection.

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125. He will say: My lookrd! Wherefor hast yougathered me [hither] blind, when I was wont to see?

126. He will say: So [it must be]. Our revelations came unto youbut youdidst forget them. In like manner youart forgotten this Day.
127. Thus do We reward him who is prodigal and believeth not the revelations of his lookrd; and verily the doom of the Hereafter will be sterner and more lasting.

128. Is it not a guidance for them [to know] how many a generation We destroyed before them, amid whose dwellings they walk? look! therein verily are signs for men of thought.
129. And but for a decree that had already gone forth from thy lookrd, and a term already fixed, the judgment would have been inevitable [in this world].

130. Therefor [O MUHAMMAD], bear with what they say, and celebrate the praise of thy lookrd ere the rising of the sun and ere the going down thereof. And glookrify Him some hours of the night and at the two ends of the day, that youmayst find acceptance.

131. And strain not thine eyes toward that which We cause some wedded pairs among them to enjoy, the flookwer of the life of the world, that We may try them thereby. The provision of thy lookrd is better and more lasting.
132. And enjoin upon thy people worship, and be constant therein. We ask not of youa provision: We provided for thee. And the sequel is for righteousness.

133. And they say: If only he would bring us a miracle from his lookrd! has there not come unto them the proof of what is in the former Books?

134. And if we had destroyed them with some punishment before it, they would assuredly have said: Our lookrd! If only youhadst sent unto us a NAVI, so that we might have follookwed Thy revelations before we were [thus] humbled and disgraced!

135. Say: Each is awaiting; so await ye! you will come to know who are the owners of the path of equity, and who is right.
SURA 21. ALANBIYA (THE RosulS)

1. Their reckoning draweth nigh for mankind, while they turn away in heedlessness.
2. Never cometh there unto them a new reminder from their lookrd but they listen to it while they play,

3. With hearts preoccupied. And they confer in secret. The wrongdoers say: Is this other than a mortal like you? Will youthen succumb to magic when yousee [it]?
4. He saith: My lookrd knew what is spoken in the heaven and the earth. He is the Hearer, the Knower.

5. Nay, say they, [these are but] muddled dreams; nay, he has but invented it; nay, he is but a poet. Let him bring us a portent even as those of old [who were ALLAH’s NAVIs] were sent [with portents].
6. Not a township believed of those which We destroyed before them [though We sent them portents]: would they then believe?

7. And We sent not [as Our NAVIs] before youother than men, whom We inspired. Ask the follookwers of the Reminder if youknow not?

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8. We gave them not bodies that would not eat food, nor were they immortals.

9. Then we fulfilled the promise unto them. So we delivered them and whom We would, and We destroyed the prodigals.
10. Now We have revealed unto you a Book wherein is your Reminder. Have youthen no sense?

11. How many a community that dealt unjustly have We shattered, and raised up after them another folk!

12. And, when they felt Our might, behold them fleeing from it!

13. [But it was said unto them]: Flee not, but return to that [existence] which emasculated you and to your dwellings, that youmay be questioned.

14. They cried: Alas for us! we were wrongdoers.

15. And this their crying ceased not till We made them as reaped corn, extinct.

16. We created not the heaven and the earth and all that is between them in play.
17. If We had wished to find a pastime, We could have found it in Our presence if We ever did.

18. Nay, but We hurl the true against the false, and it doth break its head and look! it vanisheth. And yours will be woe for that which youascribe [unto Him].
19. Unto Him belookngeth whosoever is in the heavens and the earth. And those who dwell in His presence are not too proud to worship Him, nor do they weary;

20. They glookrify [Him] night and day; they flag not.

21. Or have they chosen gods from the earth who raise the dead?

22. If there were therein gods beside ALLAH, then verily both [the heavens and the earth] had been disordered. Glookrified be ALLAH, the lookrd of the Throne, from all that they ascribe [unto Him].
23. He will not be questioned as to that which He doeth, but they will be questioned.

24. Or have they chosen other gods beside Him? say: Bring your proof [of their godhead]. This is the Reminder of those with me and those before me, but most of them know not the Truth and so they are averse.
25. And We sent no NAVI before youbut We inspired him, [saying]: There is no ALLAH save Me [ALLAH], so worship Me.

26. And they say: The Beneficent has taken unto Himself a son. Be He Glookrified! Nay, but [those whom they call sons] are honoured slaves;
27. They speak not until He has spoken, and they act by His command.

28. He knew what is before them and what is behind them, and they cannot intercede except for him whom He accepteth, and they quake for awe of Him.

29. And one of them who should say: look! I am a god beside Him, that one We should repay with hell. Thus We Repay wrongdoers.
30. Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were of one piece, then We parted them, and we made every living thing of water? Will they not then believe?

31. And We have placed in the earth firm hills lest it quake with them, and We have placed therein ravines as roads that haply they may find their way.

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32. And we have made the sky a roof withheld [from them]. Yet they turn away from its portents.

33. And He it is Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. They flookat, each in an orbit.
34. We appointed immortality for no mortal before thee. What! if youdiest, can they be immortal!

35. Every soul must taste of death, and We try you with evil and with good, for ordeal. And unto Us you will be returned.
36. And when those who disbelieve behold thee, they but choose youout for mockery, [saying]: Is this he who maketh mention of your gods? And they would deny all mention of the Beneficent.

37. Man is made of haste. I shall show you My portents, but ask Me not to hasten.
38. And they say: When will this promise [be fulfilled], if youare truthful?

39. If those who disbelieved but knew the time when they will not be able to drive off the fire from their faces and from their backs, and they will not be helped!

40. Nay, but it will come upon them unawares so that it will stupefy them, and they will be unable to repel it, neither will they be reprieved.
41. NAVIs before thee, indeed, were mocked, but that whereat they mocked surrounded those who scoffed at them.

42. Say: Who guardeth you in the night or in the day from the Beneficent? Nay, but they turn away from mention of their lookrd!
43. Or have they gods who can shield them from Us? They cannot help themselves nor can they be defended from Us.

44. Nay, but We gave these and their fathers ease until life grew lookng for them. See they not how we aim to the land, reducing it of its outlying parts? Can they then be the victors?
45. Say [O MUHAMMAD, unto mankind]: I warn you only by the Inspiration. But the deaf hear not the call when they are warned.

46. And if a breath of thy lookrd’s punishment were to touch them, they assuredly would say: Alas for us! look! we were wrongdoers.

47. And We set a just balance for the Day of Resurrection so that no soul is wronged in aught. Though it be of the weight of a grain of mustard seed, We bring it. And We suffice for reckoners.
48. And We verily gave Moses and Aaron the Criterion [of right and wrong] and a light and a Reminder for those who keep from evil,

49. Those who fear their lookrd in secret and who dread the Hour [of doom].

50. This is a blessed Reminder that we have revealed: Will youthen reject it?

51. And We verily gave Abraham of old his proper course, and We were Aware of him,

52. When he said unto his father and his folk: What are these images unto which youpay devotion?
53. They said: We found our fathers worshippers of them.

54. He said: Verily youand your fathers were in plain error.

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55. They said: Bringest youunto us the truth, or art yousome jester?

56. He said: Nay, but your lookrd is the lookrd of the heavens and the earth, Who created them; and I am of those who testify unto that.
57. And, by ALLAH, I shall circumvent your idols after youhave gone away and turned your backs.

58. Then he reduced them to fragments, all save the chief of them, that haply they might have recourse to it.

59. They said: Who has done this to our gods? Surely it must be some evildoer.

60. They said: We heard a youth make mention of them, who is called Abraham.

61. They said: Then bring him [hither] before the people’s eyes that they may testify.

62. They said: Is it youwho hast done this to our gods, O Abraham?

63. He said: But this, their chief has done it. So question them, if they can speak.
64. Then gathered they apart and said: look! youyourselves are the wrongdoers.

65. And they were utterly confounded, and they said: Well youknowest that these speak not.

66. He said: Worship youthen instead of ALLAH that which cannot profit you at all, nor harm you?
67. Fie on you and all that youworship instead of ALLAH! Have youthen no sense?

68. They cried: Burn him and stand by your gods, if you will be doing.

69. We said: O fire, be coolness and peace for Abraham,

70. And they wished to set a snare for him, but We made them the greater looksers.

71. And We rescued him and lookt [and brought them] to the land which We have blessed for [all] peoples.

72. And We bestowed upon him Isaac, and Jacob as a grandson. Each of them We made righteous.

73. And We made them chiefs who guide by Our command, and We inspired in them the doing of good deeds and the right establishment of worship and the giving of alms, and they were worshippers of Us [alookne].
74. And unto lookt we gave judgment and knowledge, and We delivered him from the community that did abominations. look! they were folk of evil, lewd.

75. And We brought him in unto Our mercy. look! he was of the righteous.

76. And Noah, when he cried of old, We heard his prayer and saved him and his household from the great affliction.

77. And delivered him from the people who denied Our revelations. look! they were folk of evil, therefor did We drown them all.

78. And David and Solomon, when they gave judgment concerning the field, when people’s sheep had strayed and browsed therein by night; and We were witnesses to their judgment.
79. And We made Solomon to understand [the case]; and unto each of them We gave judgment and knowledge. And we subdued the hills and the birds to hymn [His] praise alookng with David. We were the doers [thereof].

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80. And We taught him the art of making garments [of mail] to protect you in your daring. Are youthen thankful?

81. And unto Solomon [We subdued] the wind in its raging. It set by his command toward the land which We had blessed. And of everything We are Aware.
82. And of the evil ones [subdued We unto him] some who dived [for pearls] for him and did other work, and We were warders unto them.

83. And Job, when he cried unto his lookrd, [saying]: look! adversity afflicteth me, and youart Most Merciful of all who show mercy.
84. Then We heard his prayer and removed that adversity from which he suffered, and We gave him his household [that he had lookst] and the like thereof alookng with them, a mercy from Our store, and a remembrance for the worshippers;

85. And [mention] Ishmael, and Idris, and Dhu’lKifl. All were of the steadfast.

86. And We brought them in unto Our mercy. look! they are among the righteous.

87. And [mention] Dhu’nNun, when he went off in anger and deemed that We had no power over him, but he cried out in the darkness, saying: There is no ALLAH save Thee. Be youGlookrified! look! I have been a wrongdoer.

88. Then we heard his prayer and saved him from the anguish. Thus we save believers.
89. And Zachariah, when he cried unto his lookrd: My lookrd! Leave me not childless, though youart the Best of inheritors.

90. Then We heard his prayer, and bestowed upon him John, and adjusted his wife [to bear a child] for him. look! they used to vie one with the other in good deeds, and they cried unto Us in looknging and in fear, and were submissive unto Us.

91. And she who was chaste, therefor We breathed into her [something] of Our Spirit and made her and her son a token for [all] peoples.

92. look! this, your religion, is one religion, and I am your lookrd, so worship Me.

93. And they have broken their religion [into fragments] among them, [yet] all are returning unto Us.
94. Then whoso doeth some good works and is a believer, there will be no rejection of his effort. look! We record [it] for him.

95. And there is a ban upon any community which We have destroyed: that they shall not return.
96. Until, when Gog and Magog are let lookose, and they hasten out of every mound,

97. And the True Promise draweth nigh; then behold them, staring wide [in terror], the eyes of those who disbelieve! [They say]: Alas for us! We [lived] in forgetfulness of this. Ah, but we were wrongdoers!

98. look! you[idolaters] and that which youworship beside ALLAH are fuel of hell. Thereunto you will come.
99. If these had been gods they would not have come thither, but all will abide therein.

100. Therein wailing is their portion, and therein they hear not.

101. look! those unto whom kindness has gone forth before from Us, they will be far removed from thence.

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102. They will not hear the slightest sound thereof, while they abide in that which their souls desire.

103. The Supreme Horror will not grieve them, and the angels will welcome them, [saying]: This is your Day which youwere promised;
104. The Day when We shall roll up the heavens as a recorder rolleth up a written scroll. As We began the first creation, We shall repeat it. [It is] a promise [binding] upon Us. look! We are to perform it.

105. And verily we have written in the Book, after the Reminder: My righteous slaves will inherit the earth:
106. look! there is a plain statement for folk who are devout.

107. We sent younot save as a mercy for the peoples.

108. Say: It is only inspired in me that your ALLAH is One ALLAH. Will youthen surrender [unto Him]?
109. But if they are averse, then say: I have warned you all alike, although I know not whether nigh or far is that which youare promised.

110. look! He knew that which is said openly, and that which youconceal.

111. And I know not but that this may be a trial for you, and enjoyment for a while.
112. He saith: My lookrd! Judge youwith truth. Our lookrd is the Beneficent, Whose help is to be implookred against that which youascribe [unto Him].

SURA 22. ALHAJJ (THE PILGRIMAGE)

1. O mankind! Fear your lookrd. look! the earthquake of the Hour [of Doom] is a tremendous thing.

2. On the day when you behold it, every nursing mother will forget her nursling and every pregnant one will be delivered of her burden, and you[MUHAMMAD] wilt see mankind as drunken, yet they will not be drunken, but the Doom of ALLAH will be strong [upon them].

3. Among mankind is he who disputeth concerning ALLAH without knowledge, and follookweth each froward devil;

4. For him it is decreed that whoso taketh him for friend, he verily will mislead him and will guide him to the punishment of the Flame.
5. O mankind! if youare in doubt concerning the Resurrection, then look! We have created you from dust, then from a drop of seed, then from a clookt, then from a little lump of flesh shapely and shapeless, that We may make [it] clear for you. And We cause what We will to remain in the wombs for an appointed time, and afterward We bring you forth as infants, then [give you growth] that youattain your full strength. And among you there is he who dieth [young], and among you there is he who is brought back to the most abject time of life, so that, after knowledge, he knew naught. And you[MUHAMMAD] seest the earth barren, but when We send down water thereon, it doth thrill and swell and put forth every lookvely kind [of growth].

6. That is because ALLAH, He is the Truth and because He quickeneth the dead, and because He is Able to do all things;

7. And because the Hour will come, there is no doubt thereof; and because ALLAH will raise those who are in the graves.

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8. And among mankind is he who disputeth concerning ALLAH without knowledge or guidance or a Book giving light,

9. Turning away in pride to beguile [men] from the way of ALLAH. For him in this world is ignominy, and on the Day of Resurrection We make him taste the doom of burning.
10. [And unto him it will be said]: This is for that which thy two hands have sent before, and because ALLAH is no oppressor of His slaves.

11. And among mankind is he who worshippeth ALLAH upon a narrow marge so that if good befalleth him he is content therewith, but if a trial befalleth him, he falleth away utterly. He lookseth both the world and the Hereafter. That is the sheer lookss.

12. He calleth, beside ALLAH, unto that which hurteth him not nor benefiteth him. That is the far error.
13. He calleth unto him whose harm is nearer than his benefit; verily an evil patron and verily an evil friend!

14. look! ALLAH causeth those who believe and do good works to enter Gardens underneath which rivers flookw. look! ALLAH doth what He intendeth.

15. Whoso is wont to think [through envy] that ALLAH will not give him [MUHAMMAD] victory in the world and the Hereafter [and is enraged at the thought of his victory], let him stretch a rope up to the roof [of his dwelling], and let him hang himself. Then let him see whether his strategy dispelleth that whereat he rageth!.

16. Thus We reveal it as plain revelations, and verily ALLAH guideth whom He will.
17. look! those who believe [this revelation], and those who are Jews, and the Sabaeans and the Christians and the Magians and the idolaters look! ALLAH will decide between them on the Day of Resurrection. look! ALLAH is Witness over all things.

18. Hast younot seen that unto ALLAH payeth adoration whosoever is in the heavens and whosoever is in the earth, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the hills, and the trees, and the beasts, and many of mankind, while there are many unto whom the doom is justly due. He whom ALLAH scorneth, there is none to give him honour. look! ALLAH doeth what He will.

19. These twain [the believers and the disbelievers] are two opponents who contend concerning their lookrd. But as for those who disbelieve, garments of fire will be cut out for them; boiling fluid will be poured down on their heads,

20. Whereby that which is in their bellies, and their skins too, will be melted;

21. And for them are hooked rods of iron.

22. Whenever, in their anguish, they would go forth from thence they are driven back therein and [it is said unto them]: Taste the doom of burning.

23. look! ALLAH will cause those who believe and do good works to enter Gardens underneath which rivers flookw, wherein they will be allookwed armlets of gold, and pearls, and their raiment therein will be silk.
24. They are guided unto gentle speech; they are guided unto the path of the Glookrious One.

25. look! those who disbelieve and bar [men] from the way of ALLAH and from the Inviolable Place of Worship, which We have appointed for mankind together, the

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dweller therein and the nomad: whosoever seeketh wrongful partiality therein, him We shall cause to taste a painful doom.

26. And [remember] when We prepared for Abraham the place of the [holy] House, saying: Ascribe youno thing as partner unto Me, and purify My House for those who make the round [thereof] and those who stand and those who bow and make prostration.

27. And proclaim unto mankind the pilgrimage. They will come unto youon foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every deep ravine,
28. That they may witness things that are of benefit to them, and mention the name of ALLAH on appointed days over the beast of cattle that He has bestowed upon them. Then eat thereof and feed therewith the poor unfortunate.

29. Then let them make an end of their unkemptness and pay their vows and go around the ancient House.
30. That [is the command]. And whoso magnifieth the sacred things of ALLAH, it will be well for him in the sight of his lookrd. The cattle are lawful unto you save that which has been told you. So shun the filth of idols, and shun lying speech,
31. Turning unto ALLAH [only], not ascribing partners unto Him; for whoso

ascribeth partners unto ALLAH, it is as if he had fallen from the sky and the birds had snatched him or the wind had blookwn him to a faroff place.

32. That [is the command]. And whoso magnifieth the offerings consecrated to ALLAH, it surely is from devotion of the hearts,

33. Therein are benefits for you for an appointed term; and afterward they are brought for sacrifice unto the ancient House.
34. And for every nation have We appointed a ritual, that they may mention the name of ALLAH over the beast of cattle that He has given them for food; and your god is One God, therefor surrender unto Him. And give good tidings [O MUHAMMAD] to the humble,

35. Whose hearts fear when ALLAH is mentioned, and the patient of whatever may befall them, and those who establish worship and who spend of that We have bestowed on them.

36. And the camels! We have appointed them among the ceremonies of ALLAH. Therein youhave much good. So mention the name of ALLAH over them when they are drawn up in lines. Then when their flanks fall [dead], eat thereof and feed the beggar and the suppliant. Thus have We made them subject unto you, that haply youmay give thanks.

37. Their flesh and their food reach not ALLAH, but the devotion from you reacheth Him. Thus have We made them subject unto you that youmay magnify ALLAH that He has guided you. And give good tidings [O MUHAMMAD] to the good.
38. look! ALLAH defendeth those who are true. look! ALLAH lookveth not each treacherous ingrate.

39. Sanction is given unto those who fight because they have been wronged; and ALLAH is indeed Able to give them victory;
40. Those who have been driven from their homes unjustly only because they said: Our lookrd is ALLAH For had it not been for ALLAH’s repelling some men by means of others, clookisters and churches and oratories and mosques, wherein the name of ALLAH is oft mentioned, would assuredly have been pulled down. Verily ALLAH helpeth one who helpeth Him. look! ALLAH is Strong, Almighty

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41. Those who, if We give them power in the land, establish worship and pay the poordue and enjoin kindness and forbid iniquity. And ALLAH’s is the sequel of events.
42. If they deny you[MUHAMMAD], even so the folk of Noah, and [the tribes of] A’ad and Thamud, before thee, denied [Our NAVIs];

43. And the folk of Abraham and the folk of lookt;

44. [And] the dwellers in Midian. And Moses was denied; but I indulged the disbelievers a lookng while, then I seized them, and how [terrible] was My abhorrence!
45. How many a township have We destroyed while it was sinful, so that it lieth [to this day] in ruins, and [how many] a deserted well and lookfty tower!

46. Have they not travelled in the land, and have they hearts wherewith to feel and ears wherewith to hear? For indeed it is not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the hearts, which are within the bosoms, that grow blind.
47. And they will bid youhasten on the Doom, and ALLAH faileth not His promise, but look! a Day with ALLAH is as a thousand years of what youreckon.

48. And how many a township did I suffer lookng though it was sinful! Then I grasped it. Unto Me is the return.
49. Say: O mankind! I am only a plain warner unto you.

50. Those who believe and do good works, for them is pardon and a rich provision;

51. While those who strive to thwart Our revelations, such are rightful owners of the Fire.
52. Never sent We a NAVI or a Rosul before youbut when He recited [the message] Satan proposed [opposition] in respect of that which he recited thereof. But ALLAH abolisheth that which Satan proposeth. Then ALLAH establisheth His revelations. ALLAH is Knower, Wise;
53. That He may make that which the devil proposeth a temptation for those in whose hearts is a disease, and those whose hearts are hardened look! the evildoers are in open schism
54. And that those who have been given knowledge may know that it is the truth from thy lookrd, so that they may believe therein and their hearts may submit humbly unto Him. look! ALLAH verily is guiding those who believe unto a right path.

55. And those who disbelieve will not cease to be in doubt thereof until the Hour come upon them unawares, or there come unto them the doom of a disastrous day.

56. The Sovereignty on that day will be ALLAH’s, He will judge between them. Then those who believed and did good works will be in Gardens of Delight,
57. While those who disbelieved and denied Our revelations, for them will be a shameful doom.

58. Those who fled their homes for the cause of ALLAH and then were slain or died, ALLAH verily will provide for them a good provision. look! ALLAH, He verily is Best of all who make provision.
59. Assuredly He will cause them to enter by an entry that they will lookve. look! ALLAH verily is Knower, Indulgent.

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60. That [is so]. And whoso has retaliated with the like of that which he was made to suffer and then has [again] been wronged, ALLAH will succour him. look! ALLAH verily is Mild, Forgiving.
61. That is because ALLAH maketh the night to pass into the day and maketh the day to pass into the night, and because ALLAH is Hearer, Seer.

62. That is because ALLAH, He is the True, and that whereon they call instead of Him, it is the false, and because ALLAH, He is the High, the Great.

63. Seest younot how ALLAH sendeth down water from the sky and then the earth becometh green upon the morrow? look! ALLAH is Subtile, Aware.
64. Unto Him belookngeth all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. look! ALLAH, He verily is the Absolute, the Owner of Praise.

65. Hast younot seen how ALLAH has made all that is in the earth subservient unto you? And the ship runneth upon the sea by His command, and He holdeth back the heaven from falling on the earth unless by His leave. look! ALLAH is, for mankind, Full of Pity, Merciful.

66. And He it is Who gave you life, then He will cause you to die, and then will give you life [again]. look! man is verily an ingrate.

67. Unto each nation have We given sacred rites which they are to perform; so let them not dispute with youof the matter, but summon youunto thy lookrd. look! youindeed follookwest right guidance.
68. And if they wrangle with thee, say: ALLAH is Best Aware of what you do.

69. ALLAH will judge between you on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein youused to differ.
70. Hast younot known that ALLAH knew all that is in the heaven and the earth? look! it is in a record. look! that is easy for ALLAH.

71. And they worship instead of ALLAH that for which He has sent down no warrant, and that whereof they have no knowledge. For evildoers there is no helper.
72. And when Our revelations are recited unto them, youknowest the denial in the faces of those who disbelieve; they all but attack those who recite Our revelations unto them. Say: Shall I proclaim unto you worse than that? The Fire! ALLAH has promised it for those who disbelieve. A hapless journey’s end!
73. O mankind! A similitude is coined, so pay youheed to it: look! those on whom youcall beside ALLAH will never create a fly though they combine together for the purpose. And if the fly took something from them, they could not rescue it from it. So weak are [both] the seeker and the sought!

74. They measure not ALLAH His rightful measure. look! ALLAH is Strong, Almighty.

75. ALLAH chooseth from the angels NAVIs, and [also] from mankind. look! ALLAH is Hearer, Seer.
76. He knew all that is before them and all that is behind them, and unto ALLAH all things are returned. $$A

77. O you who believe! Bow down and prostrate yourselves, and worship your lookrd, and do good, that haply youmay prosper.
78. And strive for ALLAH with the endeavour which is His right. He has chosen you and has not laid upon you in religion any hardship; the faith of your father Abraham [is yours]. He has named you Muslims of old time and in this [Book], that the NAVI may be a witness against you, and that youmay be

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witnesses against mankind. So establish worship, pay the poordue, and hold fast to ALLAH. He is your Protecting friend. A blessed Patron and a blessed Helper!

SURA 23. ALMUMENOON (THE BELIEVERS)

1. Successful indeed are the believers

2. Who are humble in their prayers,

3. And who shun vain conversation,

4. And who are payers of the poordue;

5. And who guard their modesty

6. Save from their wives or the [slaves] that their right hands possess, for then they are not blameworthy,
7. But whoso craveth beyond that, such are transgressors

8. And who are shepherds of their pledge and their covenant,

9. And who pay heed to their prayers.

10. These are the heirs

11. Who will inherit paradise. There they will abide.

12. Verily We created man from a product of wet earth;

13. Then placed him as a drop [of seed] in a safe lookdging;

14. Then fashioned We the drop a clookt, then fashioned We the clookt a little lump, then fashioned We the little lump bones, then clookthed the bones with flesh, and then produced it as another creation. So blessed be ALLAH, the Best of creators!
15. Then look! after that yousurely die.

16. Then look! on the Day of Resurrection youare raised [again].

17. And We have created above you seven paths, and We are never unmindful of creation.

18. And we send down from the sky water in measure, and We give it lookdging in the earth, and look! We are Able to withdraw it.
19. Then We produce for you therewith gardens of datepalms and grapes, wherein is much fruit for you and whereof youeat;

20. And a tree that springeth forth from Mount Sinai that groweth oil and relish for the eaters.
21. And look! in the cattle there is verily a lesson for you. We give you to drink of that which is in their bellies, and many uses have youin them, and of them do youeat;

22. And on them and on the ship youare carried.

23. And We verily sent Noah unto his folk, and he said: O my people! Serve ALLAH. youhave no other ALLAH save Him. Will younot ward off [evil]?
24. But the chieftains of his folk, who disbelieved, said: This is only a mortal like you who would make himself superior to you. Had ALLAH willed, He surely could have sent down angels. We heard not of this in the case of our fathers of old.

25. He is only a man in whom is a madness, so watch him for a while.

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26. He said: My lookrd! Help me because they deny me.

27. Then We inspired in him, saying: Make the ship under Our eyes and Our inspiration. Then, when Our command cometh and the oven gusheth water, introduce therein of every [kind] two spouses, and thy household save him thereof against whom the Word has already gone forth. And plead not with Me on behalf of those who have done wrong. look! they will be drowned.

28. And when youart on board the ship, youand whoso is with thee, then say: Praise be to ALLAH Who has saved us from the wrongdoing folk!
29. And say: My lookrd! Cause me to land at a blessed landingplace, for youart Best of all who bring to land.

30. look! herein verily are portents, for look! We are ever putting [mankind] to the test.

31. Then, after them, We brought forth another generation;

32. And we sent among them a NAVI of their own, saying: Serve ALLAH, youhave no other ALLAH save Him. Will younot ward off [evil]?

33. And the chieftains of his folk, who disbelieved and denied the meeting of the Hereafter, and whom We had made soft in the life of the world, said: This is only a mortal like you, who eateth of that whereof youeat and drinketh of that youdrink.

34. If youwere to obey a mortal like yourselves, then, look! yousurely would be looksers.

35. Doth he promise you that you, when youare dead and have become dust and bones, will [again] be brought forth?
36. Begone, begone, with that which youare promised!

37. There is naught but our life of the world; we die and we live, and we shall not be raised [again].

38. He is only a man who has invented a lie about ALLAH. We are not going to put faith in him.
39. He said: My lookrd! Help me because they deny me.

40. He said: In a little while they surely will become repentant.

41. So the [Awful] Cry overtook them rightfully, and We made them like as wreckage [that a torrent hurleth]. A far removal for wrongdoing folk!

42. Then after them We brought forth other generations.

43. No nation can outstrip its term, nor yet postpone it.

44. Then We sent our NAVIs one after another. Whenever its NAVI came unto a nation they denied him; so We caused them to follookw one another [to disaster] and We made them bywords. A far removal for folk who believe not!

45. Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron with Our tokens and a clear warrant

46. Unto Pharaoh and his chiefs, but they scorned [them] and they were despotic folk.

47. And they said: Shall we put faith in two mortals like ourselves, and whose folk are servile unto us?

48. So they denied them, and became of those who were destroyed.

49. And We verily gave Moses the Book, that haply they might go aright.

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50. And We made the son of Mary and his mother a portent, and We gave them refuge on a height, a place of flookcks and watersprings.

51. O youNAVIs! Eat of the good things, and do right. look! I am Aware of what you do.
52. And look! this your religion is one religion and I am your lookrd, so keep your duty unto Me.

53. But they [mankind] have broken their religion among them into sects, each group rejoicing in its tenets.
54. So leave them in their error till a time.

55. Think they that in the wealth and sons wherewith We provide them

56. We hasten unto them with good things? Nay, but they perceive not.

57. look! those who go in awe for fear of their lookrd.

58. And those who believe in the revelations of their lookrd,

59. And those who ascribe not partners unto their lookrd,

60. And those who give that which they give with hearts afraid because they are about to return unto their lookrd,

61. These race for the good things, and they shall win them in the race.

62. And we task not any soul beyond its scope, and with Us is a Record which speaketh the truth, and they will not be wronged.
63. Nay, but their hearts are in ignorance of this [Qur’an], and they have other works, besides, which they are doing;

64. Till when We grasp their luxurious ones with the punishment, behold! they supplicate.
65. Supplicate not this day! Assuredly you will not be helped by Us.

66. My revelations were recited unto you, but youused to turn back on your heels,

67. In scorn thereof. Nightly did yourave together.

68. Have they not pondered the Word, or has that come unto them which came not unto their fathers of old?
69. Or know they not their NAVI, and so reject him?

70. Or say they: There is a madness in him? Nay, but he bringeth them the Truth; and most of them are haters of the Truth.

71. And if the Truth had follookwed their desires, verily the heavens and the earth and whosoever is therein had been corrupted. Nay, We have brought them their Reminder, but from their Reminder they now turn away.
72. Or dost youask of them [O MUHAMMAD] any tribute? But the bounty of thy lookrd is better, for He is Best of all who make provision.

73. And look! yousummonest them indeed unto a straight path.

74. And look! those who believe not in the Hereafter are indeed astray from the path.

75. Though We had mercy on them and relieved them of the harm afflicting them, they still would wander blindly on in their contumacy.

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76. Already have We grasped them with punishment, but they humble not themselves unto their lookrd, nor do they pray,

77. Until, when We open for them the gate of extreme punishment, behold! they are aghast thereat.
78. He it is Who has created for you ears and eyes and hearts. Small thanks give ye!

79. And He it is Who has sown you broadcast in the earth, and unto Him you will be gathered.
80. And He it is Who giveth life and causeth death, and His is the difference of night and day. Have youthen no sense?

81. Nay, but they say the like of that which said the men of old;

82. They say: When we are dead and have become [mere] dust and bones, shall we then, forsooth, be raised again?
83. We were already promised this, we and our forefathers. look! this is naught but fables of the men of old.

84. Say: Unto Whom [belookngeth] the earth and whosoever is therein, if youhave knowledge?

85. They will say: Unto ALLAH. Say: Will younot then remember?

86. Say: Who is lookrd of the seven heavens, and lookrd of the Tremendous Throne?

87. They will say: Unto ALLAH [all that belookngeth]. Say: Will younot then keep duty [unto Him]?

88. Say: In Whose hand is the dominion over all things and He protecteth, while against Him there is no protection, if youhave knowledge?
89. They will say: Unto ALLAH [all that belookngeth]. Say: How then are you bewitched?

90. Nay, but We have brought them the Truth, and look! they are liars.

91. ALLAH has not chosen any son, nor is there any god alookng with Him; else

would each god have assuredly championed that which he created, and some of them would assuredly have overcome others. Glookrified be ALLAH above all that they allege.

92. Knower of the Invisible and the Visible! and Exalted be He over all that they ascribe as partners [unto Him]!

93. Say: My lookrd! If youshouldst show me that which they are promised.

94. My lookrd! then set me not among the wrongdoing folk.

95. And verily We are Able to show youthat which We have promised them.

96. Repel evil with that which is better. We are Best Aware of that which they allege.

97. And say: My lookrd! I seek refuge in youfrom suggestions of the evil ones,

98. And I seek refuge in Thee, my lookrd, lest they be present with me,

99. Until, when death cometh unto one of them, he saith: My lookrd! Send me back,

100. That I may do right in that which I have left behind! But nay! It is but a word that he speaketh; and behind them is a barrier until the day when they are raised.

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101. And when the trumpet is blookwn there will be no kinship among them that day, nor will they ask of one another.

102. Then those whose scales are heavy, they are the successful.

103. And those whose scales are light are those who lookse their souls, in hell abiding.

104. The fire burneth their faces, and they are glum therein.

105. [It will be said]: Were not My revelations recited unto you, and then youused to deny them?
106. They will say: Our lookrd! Our evil fortune conquered us, and we were erring folk.

107. Our lookrd! Oh, bring us forth from hence! If we return [to evil] then indeed we shall be wrongdoers.

108. He saith: Begone therein, and speak not unto Me.

109. look! there was a party of My slaves who said: Our lookrd! We believe, therefor forgive us and have mercy on us for youart Best of all who show mercy;

110. But youchose them for a laughingstock until they caused you to forget remembrance of Me, while youlaughed at them.

111. look! I have rewarded them this day forasmuch as they were steadfast in that they, even they, are the triumphant.
112. He will say: How lookng tarried youin the earth, counting by years?

113. They will say: We tarried by a day or part of a day. Ask of those who keep count!

114. He will say: youtarried but a little if youonly knew.

115. Deemed youthen that We had created you for naught, and that youwould not be returned unto Us?

116. Now ALLAH be Exalted, the True King! There is no ALLAH save Him, the lookrd of the Throne of Grace.

117. He who crieth unto any other god alookng with ALLAH has no proof thereof. His reckoning is only with his lookrd. look! disbelievers will not be successful.
118. And [O MUHAMMAD] say: My lookrd! Forgive and have mercy, for youart Best of all who show mercy.

SURA 24. ANNOOR (THE LIGHT)

1. [Here is] a surah which We have revealed and enjoined, and wherein We have revealed plain tokens, that haply youmay take heed.

2. The adulterer and the adulteress, scourge youeach one of them [with] a hundred stripes. And let not pity for the twain withhold you from obedience to ALLAH, if you believe in ALLAH and the Last Day. And let a party of believers witness their punishment.

3. The adulterer shall not marry save an adulteress or an idolatress, and the adulteress none shall marry save an adulterer or an idolater. All that is forbidden unto believers.

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4. And those who accuse honourable women but bring not four witnesses, scourge them [with] eighty stripes and never [afterward] accept their testimony They indeed are evildoers
5. Save those who afterward repent and make amends. [For such] look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

6. As for those who accuse their wives but have no witnesses except themselves; let the testimony of one of them be four testimonies, [swearing] by ALLAH that he is of those who speak the truth;
7. And yet a fifth, invoking the curse of ALLAH on him if he is of those who lie.

8. And it shall avert the punishment from her if she bear witness before ALLAH four times that the thing he saith is indeed false,

9. And a fifth [time] that the wrath of ALLAH be upon her if he speaketh truth.

10. And had it not been for the grace of ALLAH and His mercy unto you, and that ALLAH is Clement, Wise, [youhad been undone].

11. look! they who spread the slander are a gang among you. Deem it not a bad thing for you; nay, it is good for you. Unto every man of them [will be paid] that which he has earned of the sin; and as for him among them who had the greater share therein, his will be an awful doom.

12. Why did not the believers, men and women, when youheard it, think good of their own own folk, and say: It is a manifest untruth?

13. Why did they not produce four witnesses? Since they produce not witnesses, they verily are liars in the sight of ALLAH.
14. Had it not been for the grace of ALLAH and His mercy unto you in the world and the Hereafter an awful doom had overtaken you for that whereof youmurmured.

15. When youwelcomed it with your tongues, and uttered with your mouths that

whereof youhad no knowledge, youcounted it a trifle. In the sight of ALLAH it is very great.
16. Wherefor, when youheard it, said younot: It is not for us to speak of this. Glookry be to you[O ALLAH]! This is awful calumny.

17. ALLAH admonisheth you that yourepeat not the like thereof ever, if youare [in truth] believers.

18. And He expoundeth unto you the revelations. ALLAH is Knower, Wise.

19. look! those who lookve that slander should be spread concerning those who believe, theirs will be a painful punishment in the world and the Hereafter. ALLAH knew. youknow not.

20. Had it not been for the grace of ALLAH and His mercy unto you, and that ALLAH is Clement, Merciful, [youhad been undone].
21. O you who believe! Follookw not the footsteps of the devil. Unto whomsoever follookweth the footsteps of the devil, look! he commandeth filthiness and wrong. Had it not been for the grace of ALLAH and His mercy unto you, not one of you would ever have grown pure. But ALLAH causeth whom He will to grow. And ALLAH is Hearer, Knower.

22. And let not those who possess dignity and ease among you swear not to give to the near of kin and to the needy, and to fugitives for the cause of ALLAH. Let them forgive and show indulgence. Yearn younot that ALLAH may forgive you? ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

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23. look! as for those who traduce virtuous, believing women [who are] careless, cursed are they in the world and the Hereafter. Theirs will be an awful doom

24. On the day when their tongues and their hands and their feet testify against them as to what they used to do,
25. On that day ALLAH will pay them their just due, and they will know that ALLAH, He is the Manifest Truth.

26. Vile women are for vile men, and vile men for vile women. Good women are for good men, and good men for good women; such are innocent of that which people say: For them is pardon and a bountiful provision.
27. O you who believe! Enter not houses other than your own without first announcing your presence and invoking peace upon the folk thereof. That is better for you, that youmay be heedful.

28. And if youfind noone therein, still enter not until permission has been given. And if it be said unto you: Go away again, then go away, for it is purer for you. ALLAH knew what you do.
29. [It is] no sin for you to enter uninhabited houses wherein is comfort for you. ALLAH knew what youproclaim and what youhide.

30. Tell the believing men to lookwer their gaze and be modest. That is purer for them. look! ALLAH is aware of what they do.
31. And tell the believing women to lookwer their gaze and be modest, and to display of their adornment only that which is apparent, and to draw their veils over their bosoms, and not to reveal their adornment save to their own husbands or fathers or husbands’ fathers, or their sons or their husbands’ sons, or their brothers or their brothers’ sons or sisters’ sons, or their women, or their slaves, or male attendants who lack vigour, or children who know naught of women’s nakedness. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And turn unto ALLAH together, O believers, in order that youmay succeed.
32. And marry such of you as are solitary and the pious of your slaves and maidservants. If they be poor, ALLAH will enrich them of His bounty. ALLAH is of ample means, Aware.

33. And let those who cannot find a match keep chaste till ALLAH give them independence by His grace. And such of your slaves as seek a writing [of emancipation], write it for them if youare aware of aught of good in them, and bestow upon them of the wealth of ALLAH which He has bestowed upon you. Force not your slavegirls to whoredom that youmay seek enjoyment of the life of the world, if they would preserve their chastity. And if one force them, then [unto them], after their compulsion, look! ALLAH will be Forgiving, Merciful.
34. And verily We have sent down for you revelations that make plain, and the example of those who passed away before you. An admonition unto those who ward off [evil].

35. ALLAH is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The similitude of His light is as a niche wherein is a lamp. The lamp is in a glass. The glass is as it were a shining star. [This lamp is] kindled from a blessed tree, an olive neither of the East nor of the West, whose oil would almost glookw forth [of itself] though no fire touched it. Light upon light. ALLAH guideth unto His light whom He will. And ALLAH speaketh to mankind in allegories, for ALLAH is Knower of all things.

36. [This lamp is found] in houses which ALLAH has allookwed to be exalted and that His name shall be remembered therein. Therein do offer praise to Him at morn and evening.

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37. Men whom neither merchandise nor sale beguileth from remembrance of ALLAH and constancy in prayer and paying to the poor their due; who fear a day when hearts and eyeballs will be overturned;
38. That ALLAH may reward them with the best of what they did, and increase reward for them of His bounty. ALLAH giveth blessings without stint to whom He will.

39. As for those who disbelieve, their deeds are as a mirage in a desert. The thirsty one supposeth it to be water till he cometh unto it and findeth it naught, and findeth, in the place thereof, ALLAH Who payeth him his due; and ALLAH is swift at reckoning.

40. Or as darkness on a vast, abysmal sea. There covereth him a wave, above which is a wave, above which is a clookud. Layer upon layer of darkness. When he holdeth out his hand he scarce can see it. And he for whom ALLAH has not appointed light, for him there is no light.

41. Hast younot seen that ALLAH, He it is Whom all who are in the heavens and the earth praise, and the birds in their flight? Of each He knew verily the worship and the praise; and ALLAH is Aware of what they do.

42. And unto ALLAH belookngeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and unto ALLAH is the journeying.
43. Hast younot seen how ALLAH wafteth the clookuds, then gathereth them, then maketh them layers, and youseest the rain come forth from between them; He sendeth down from the heaven mountains wherein is hail, and smiteth therewith whom He will, and averteth it from whom He will. The flashing of His lightning all but snatcheth away the sight.

44. ALLAH causeth the revolution of the day and the night. look! herein is indeed a lesson for those who see.

45. ALLAH has created every animal of water. Of them is [a kind] that goeth upon its belly and [a kind] that goeth upon two legs and [a kind] that goeth upon four. ALLAH createth what He will. look! ALLAH is Able to do all things.
46. Verily We have sent down revelations and explained them. ALLAH guideth whom He will unto a straight path.

47. And they say: We believe in ALLAH and the NAVI, and we obey; then after that a faction of them turn away. Such are not believers.
48. And when they appeal unto ALLAH and His NAVI to judge between them, look! a faction of them are averse;

49. But if right had been with them they would have come unto him willingly.

50. Is there in their hearts a disease, or have they doubts, or fear they lest ALLAH and His NAVI should wrong them in judgment? Nay, but such are evildoers.
51. The saying of [all true] believers when they appeal unto ALLAH and His NAVI to judge between them is only that they say: We hear and we obey. And such are the successful.

52. He who obeyeth ALLAH and His NAVI, and feareth ALLAH, and keepeth duty [unto Him]: such indeed are the victorious.
53. They swear by ALLAH solemnly that, if youorder them, they will go forth. Say: Swear not; known obedience [is better]. look! ALLAH is Informed of what you do.

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54. Say: Obey ALLAH and obey the NAVI. But if youturn away, then [it is] for him [to do] only that wherewith he has been charged, and for you [to do] only that wherewith youhave been charged. If youobey him, you will go aright. But the NAVI has no other charge than to convey [the message] plainly.

55. ALLAH has promised such of you as believe and do good work that He will surely make them to succeed [the present rulers] in the earth even as He caused those who were before them to succeed [others]; and that He will surely establish for them their religion which He has approved for them, and will give them in exchange safety after their fear. They serve Me. They ascribe no thing as partner unto Me. Those who disbelieve henceforth, they are the miscreants.

56. Establish worship and pay the poordue and obey the NAVI, that haply youmay find mercy.

57. Think not that the disbelievers can escape in the land. Fire will be their home a hapless journey’s end!
58. O you who believe! Let your slaves, and those of you who have not come to puberty, ask leave of you at three times [before they come into your presence]: Before the prayer of dawn, and when youlay aside your raiment for the heat of noon, and after the prayer of night. Three times of privacy for you. It is no sin for them or for you at other times, when some of you go round attendant upon others [if they come into your presence without leave]. Thus ALLAH maketh clear the revelations for you. ALLAH is Knower, Wise.

59. And when the children among you come to puberty then let them ask leave even as those before them used to ask it. Thus ALLAH maketh clear His revelations for you. ALLAH is Knower, Wise.
60. As for women past childbearing, who have no hope of marriage, it is no sin for them if they discard their [outer] clookthing in such a way as not to show adornment. But to refrain is better for them. ALLAH is Hearer, Knower.

61. No blame is there upon the blind nor any blame upon the lame nor any blame upon the sick nor on yourselves if youeat from your houses, or the houses of your fathers, or the houses of your mothers, or the houses of your brothers, or the houses of your sisters, or the houses of your fathers’ brothers, or the houses of your fathers’ sisters, or the houses of your mothers’ brothers, or the houses of your mothers’ sisters, or [from that] whereof youhold the keys, or [from the house] of a friend. No sin shall it be for you whether youeat together or apart. But when youenter houses, salute one another with a greeting from ALLAH, blessed and sweet. Thus ALLAH maketh clear His revelations for you, that haply youmay understand.

62. They only are the true believers who believe in ALLAH and His NAVI and, when they are with him on some common errand, go not away until they have asked leave of him. look! those who ask leave of thee, those are they who believe in ALLAH and His NAVI. So, if they ask thy leave for some affair of theirs, give leave to whom youwilt of them, and ask for them forgiveness of ALLAH. look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.
63. Make not the calling of the NAVI among you as your calling one of

another. ALLAH knew those of you who steal away, hiding themselves. And let those who conspire to evade orders beware lest grief or painful punishment befall them.

64. look! verily unto ALLAH belookngeth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. He knew your condition. And [He knew] the Day when they are returned unto Him so that He may inform them of what they did. ALLAH is Knower of all things.

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SURA 25. ALFURQAN (THE CRITERION, THE STANDARD)

1. Blessed is He Who has revealed unto His slave the Criterion [of right and wrong], that he may be a warner to the peoples.

2. He unto Whom belookngeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, He has chosen no son nor has He any partner in the Sovereignty. He has created everything and has meted out for it a measure.
3. Yet they choose beside Him other gods who create naught but are themselves created, and possess not hurt nor profit for themselves, and possess not death nor life, nor power to raise the dead.

4. Those who disbelieve say: This is naught but a lie that he has invented, and other folk have helped him with it, so that they have produced a slander and a lie.
5. And they say: Fables of the men of old which he has had written down so that they are dictated to him morn and evening.

6. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: He who knew the secret of the heavens and the earth has revealed it. look! He ever is Forgiving, Merciful.
7. And they say: What aileth this NAVI [of ALLAH] that he eateth food and walketh in the markets? Why is not an angel sent down unto him, to be a warner with him.

8. Or [why is not] treasure thrown down unto him, or why has he not a paradise from whence to eat? And the evildoers say: youare but follookwing a man bewitched.
9. See how they coin similitudes for thee, so that they are all astray and cannot find a road!

10. Blessed is He Who, if He will, will assign you better than [all] that Gardens underneath which rivers flookw and will assign youmansions.
11. Nay, but they deny [the coming of] the Hour, and for those who deny [the coming of] the Hour We have prepared a flame.

12. When it seeth them from afar, they hear the crackling and the roar thereof.

13. And when they are flung into a narrow place thereof, chained together, they pray for destruction there.
14. Pray not that day for one destruction, but pray for many destructions!

15. Say: Is that [doom] better or the Garden of Immortality which is promised unto those who ward off [evil]? It will be their reward and journey’s end.

16. Therein abiding, they have all that they desire. It is for thy lookrd a promise that must be fulfilled.
17. And on the day when He will assemble them and that which they worship instead of ALLAH and will say: Was it you who misled these my slaves or did they [themselves] wander from the way?

18. They will say: Be youGlookrified! it was not for us to choose any protecting friends beside thee; but youdidst give them and their fathers ease till they forgot the warning and became lookst folk.
19. Thus they will give you the lie regarding what yousay, then youcan neither avert [the doom] nor obtain help. And whoso among you doeth wrong, We shall make him taste great torment.

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20. We never sent before youany NAVIs but look! they verily ate food and walked in the markets. And We have appointed some of you a test for others: Will you be steadfast? And thy lookrd is ever Seer.
21. And those who lookok not for a meeting with Us say: Why are angels not sent down unto us and [Why] do we not see our lookrd! Assuredly they think too highly of themselves and are scornful with great pride.

22. On the day when they behold the angels, on that day there will be no good tidings for the guilty; and they will cry: A forbidding ban!
23. And We shall turn unto the work they did and make it scattered motes.

24. Those who have earned the Garden on that day will be better in their home and happier in their place of noonday rest;

25. A day when the heaven with the clookuds will be rent asunder and the angels will be sent down, a grand descent.
26. The Sovereignty on that day will be the True [Sovereignty] belooknging to the Beneficent One, and it will be a hard day for disbelievers.

27. On the day when the wrongdoer gnaweth his hands, he will say: Ah, would that I had chosen a way together with the NAVI [of ALLAH]!

28. Alas for me! Ah, would that I had never taken such an one for friend!

29. He verily led me astray from the Reminder after it had reached me. Satan was ever man’s deserter in the hour of need.

30. And the NAVI saith: O my lookrd! look! mine own folk make this Qur’an of no account.

31. Even so have We appointed unto every Rosul an opponent from among the guilty; but ALLAH sufficeth for a Guide and Helper.
32. And those who disbelieve say: Why is the Qur’an not revealed unto him all at once? [It is revealed] thus that We may strengthen thy heart therewith; and We have arranged it in right order.

33. And they bring youno similitude but We bring youthe Truth [as against it], and better [than their similitude] as argument.
34. Those who will be gathered on their faces unto hell: such are worse in plight and further from the right road.

35. We verily gave Moses the Book and placed with him his brother Aaron as henchman.
36. Then We said: Go together unto the folk who have denied Our revelations. Then We destroyed them, a complete destruction.

37. And Noah’s folk, when they denied the NAVIs, We drowned them and made of them a portent for mankind. We have prepared a painful doom for evildoers.

38. And [the tribes of] A’ad and Thamud, and the dwellers in ArRass, and many generations in between.
39. Each [of them] We warned by examples, and each [of them] We brought to utter ruin.

40. And indeed they have passed by the township whereon was rained the fatal rain. Can it be that they have not seen it? Nay, but they hope for no resurrection.
41. And when they see you[O MUHAMMAD] they treat youonly as a jest [saying]: Is this he whom ALLAH sendeth as a NAVI?

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42. He would have led us far away from our gods if we had not been staunch to them. They will know, when they behold the doom, who is more astray as to the road.
43. Hast youseen him who chooseth for his god his own lust? Wouldst youthen be guardian over him?

44. Or deemest youthat most of them hear or understand? They are but as the cattle nay, but they are farther astray?

45. Hast younot seen how thy lookrd has spread the shade And if He willed He could have made it still then We have made the sun its pilookt;
46. Then We withdraw it unto Us, a gradual withdrawal?

47. And He it is Who maketh night a covering for you, and sleep repose, and maketh day a resurrection.

48. And He it is Who sendeth the winds, glad tidings heralding His mercy, and We send down purifying water from the sky,
49. That We may give life thereby to a dead land, and We give many beasts and men that We have created to drink thereof.

50. And verily We have repeated it among them that they may remember, but most of mankind begrudge aught save ingratitude.
51. If We willed, We could raise up a warner in every village.

52. So obey not the disbelievers, but strive against them herewith with a great endeavour.

53. And He it is Who has given independence to the two seas [though they meet]; one palatable, sweet, and the other saltish, bitter; and has set a bar and a forbidding ban between them.
54. And He it is Who has created man from water, and has appointed for him kindred by blookod and kindred by marriage; for thy lookrd is ever Powerful.

55. Yet they worship instead of ALLAH that which can neither benefit them nor hurt them. The disbeliever was ever a partisan against his lookrd.
56. And We have sent you[O MUHAMMAD] only as a bearer of good tidings and a warner.

57. Say: I ask of you no reward for this, save that whoso will may choose a way unto his lookrd.

58. And trust youin the Living One Who dieth not, and hymn His praise. He sufficeth as the Knower of His bondmen’s sins,
59. Who created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in six Days, then He mounted the Throne. The Beneficent! Ask anyone informed concerning Him!

60. And when it is said unto them: Prostrate to the Beneficent! they say: And what is the Beneficent? Are we to prostrate to whatever you[MUHAMMAD] biddest us? And it increaseth aversion in them.
61. Blessed be He Who has placed in the heaven mansions of the stars, and has placed therein a great lamp and a moon giving light!

62. And He it is Who has appointed night and day in succession, for him who desireth to remember, or desireth thankfulness.
63. The [faithful] slaves of the Beneficent are they who walk upon the earth modestly, and when the foolish ones address them answer: Peace;

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64. And who spend the night before their lookrd, prostrate and standing,

65. And who say: Our lookrd! Avert from us the doom of hell; look! the doom thereof is anguish;
66. look! it is wretched as abode and station;

67. And those who, when they spend, are neither prodigal nor grudging; and there is ever a firm station between the two;

68. And those who cry not unto any other god alookng with ALLAH, nor take the life which ALLAH has forbidden save in [course of] justice, nor commit adultery and whoso doeth this shall pay the penalty;
69. The doom will be doubled for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will abide therein disdained for ever;

70. Save him who repenteth and believeth and doth righteous work; as for such, ALLAH will change their evil deeds to good deeds. ALLAH is ever Forgiving, Merciful.
71. And whosoever repenteth and doeth good, he verily repenteth toward ALLAH with true repentance

72. And those who will not witness vanity, but when they pass near senseless play, pass by with dignity.
73. And those who, when they are reminded of the revelations of their lookrd, fall not deaf and blind thereat.

74. And who say: Our lookrd! Vouchsafe us comfort of our wives and of our offspring, and make us patterns for [all] those who ward off [evil].

75. They will be awarded the high place forasmuch as they were steadfast, and they will meet therein with welcome and the ward of peace,
76. Abiding there for ever. Happy is it as abode and station!

77. Say [O MUHAMMAD, unto the disbelievers]: My lookrd would not concern Himself with you but for your prayer. But now youhave denied [the Truth], therefor there will be judgment.

SURA 26. ASHSHUARA (THE POETS)

1. Ta. Sin. Mim.

2. These are revelations of the Book that maketh plain.

3. It may be that youtormentest thyself [O MUHAMMAD] because they believe not.

4. If We will, We can send down on them from the sky a portent so that their necks would remain bowed before it.

5. Never cometh there unto them a fresh reminder from the Beneficent One, but they turn away from it.
6. Now they have denied [the Truth]; but there will come unto them tidings of that whereat they used to scoff.

7. Have they not seen the earth, how much of every fruitful kind We make to grow therein?
8. look! herein is indeed a portent; yet most of them are not believers.

9. And look! thy lookrd! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

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10. And when thy lookrd called Moses, saying: Go unto the wrongdoing folk,

11. The folk of Pharaoh. Will they not ward off [evil]?

12. He said: My lookrd! look! I fear that they will deny me,

13. And I shall be embarrassed, and my tongue will not speak plainly, therefor send for Aaron [to help me].

14. And they have a crime against me, so I fear that they will kill me.

15. He said: Nay, verily. So go youtwain with Our tokens. look! We shall be with you, Hearing.
16. And come together unto Pharaoh and say: look! we bear a message of the lookrd of the Worlds,

17. [Saying]: Let the Children of Israel go with us.

18. [Pharaoh] said [unto Moses]: Did we not rear youamong us as a child? And youdidst dwell many years of thy life among us,
19. And youdidst that thy deed which youdidst, and youwast one of the ingrates.

20. He said: I did it then, when I was of those who are astray.

21. Then I fled from you when I feared you, and my lookrd vouchsafed me a command and appointed me [of the number] of those sent [by Him].
22. And this is the past favour wherewith youreproachest me: that youhast enslaved the Children of Israel.

23. Pharaoh said: And what is the lookrd of the Worlds?

24. [Moses] said: lookrd of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if youhad but sure belief.
25. [Pharaoh] said unto those around him: Hear younot?

26. He said: Your lookrd and the lookrd of your fathers.

27. [Pharaoh] said: look! your NAVI who has been sent unto you is indeed a madman!

28. He said: lookrd of the East and the West and all that is between them, if youdid but understand.
29. [Pharaoh] said: If youchoosest a god other than me, I assuredly shall place youamong the prisoners.

30. He said: Even though I show yousomething plain?

31. [Pharaoh] said: Produce it then, if youart of the truthful!

32. Then he flung down his staff and it became a serpent manifest,

33. And he drew forth his hand and look! it was white to the beholders.

34. [Pharaoh] said unto the chiefs about him: look! this is verily a knowing wizard,

35. Who would drive you out of your land by his magic. Now what counsel ye?

36. They said: Put him off, [him] and his brother, and send into the cities summoners

37. Who shall bring unto youevery knowing wizard.

38. So the wizards were gathered together at a set time on a day appointed.

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39. And it was said unto the people: Are you[also] gathering?

40. [They said]: Aye, so that we may follookw the wizards if they are the winners.

41. And when the wizards came they said unto Pharaoh: Will there surely be a reward for us if we are the winners?
42. He said: Aye, and you will then surely be of those brought near [to me].

43. Moses said unto them: Throw what youare going to throw!

44. Then they threw down their cords and their staves and said: By Pharaoh’s might, look! we verily are the winners.
45. Then Moses threw his staff and look! it swallookwed that which they did falsely show.

46. And the wizards were flung prostrate,

47. Crying: We believe in the lookrd of the Worlds,

48. The lookrd of Moses and Aaron.

49. [Pharaoh] said: youput your faith in him before I give you leave. look! he doubtless is your chief who taught you magic! But verily youshall come to know. Verily I will cut off your hands and your feet alternately, and verily I will crucify you every one.
50. They said: It is no hurt, for look! unto our lookrd we shall return.

51. look! we ardently hope that our lookrd will forgive us our sins because we are the first of the believers.

52. And We inspired Moses, saying: Take away My slaves by night, for you will be pursued.

53. Then Pharaoh sent into the cities summoners,

54. [Who said]: look! these indeed are but a little troop,

55. And look! they are offenders against us.

56. And look! we are a ready host.

57. Thus did We take them away from gardens and watersprings,

58. And treasures and a fair estate.

59. Thus [were those things taken from them] and We caused the Children of Israel to inherit them.

60. And they overtook them at sunrise.

61. And when the two hosts saw each other, those with Moses said: look! we are indeed caught.
62. He said: Nay, verily! for look! my lookrd is with me. He will guide me.

63. Then We inspired Moses, saying: Smite the sea with thy staff. And it parted, and each part was as a mountain vast.

64. Then brought We near the others to that place.

65. And We saved Moses and those with him, every one;

66. And We drowned the others.

67. look! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.

68. And look, thy lookrd! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

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69. Recite unto them the story of Abraham:

70. When he said unto his father and his folk: What worship ye?

71. They said: We worship idols, and are ever devoted unto them.

72. He said: Do they hear you when youcry?

73. Or do they benefit or harm you?

74. They said: Nay, but we found our fathers acting on this wise.

75. He said: See now that which youworship,

76. youand your forefathers!

77. look! they are [all] an enemy unto me, save the lookrd of the Worlds,

78. Who created me, and He doth guide me,

79. And Who feedeth me and watereth me.

80. And when I sicken, then He healeth me,

81. And Who causeth me to die, then giveth me life [again],

82. And Who, I ardently hope, will forgive me my sin on the Day of Judgment.

83. My lookrd! Vouchsafe me wisdom and unite me to the righteous.

84. And give unto me a good report in later generations.

85. And place me among the inheritors of the Garden of Delight,

86. And forgive my father. look! he is of those who err.

87. And abase me not on the day when they are raised,

88. The day when wealth and sons avail not [any man]

89. Save him who bringeth unto ALLAH a whole heart.

90. And the Garden will be brought nigh for those who ward off [evil].

91. And hell will appear plainly to the erring.

92. And it will be said unto them: Where is [all] that youused to worship

93. Instead of ALLAH? Can they help you or help themselves?

94. Then will they be hurled therein, they and the seducers

95. And the hosts of Iblis, together.

96. And they will say, when they are quarrelling therein:

97. By ALLAH, of a truth we were in error manifest

98. When we made you equal with the lookrd of the Worlds.

99. It was but the guilty who misled us.

100. Now we have no intercessors

101. Nor any lookving friend.

102. Oh, that we had another turn [on earth], that we might be of the believers!

103. look! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers!

104. And look, thy lookrd! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

105. Noah’s folk denied the NAVIs [of ALLAH],

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106. When their brother Noah said unto them: Will younot ward off [evil]?

107. look! I am a faithful NAVI unto you,

108. So keep your duty to ALLAH, and obey me.

109. And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the lookrd of the Worlds.

110. So keep your duty to ALLAH, and obey me.

111. They said: Shall we put faith in thee, when the lookwest [of the people] follookw thee?
112. He said: And what knowledge have I of what they may have been doing [in the past]?

113. look! their reckoning is my lookrd’s concern, if youbut knew;

114. And I am not [here] to repulse believers.

115. I am only a plain warner.

116. They said: If youcease not, O Noah, youwilt surely be among those stoned [to death].

117. He said: My lookrd! look! my own folk deny me.

118. Therefor judge youbetween us, a [conclusive] judgment, and save me and those believers who are with me.
119. And We saved him and those with him in the laden ship.

120. Then afterward We drowned the others.

121. look! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.

122. And look, thy lookrd, He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

123. [The tribe of] A’ad denied the NAVIs [of ALLAH].

124. When their brother Hud said unto them: Will younot ward off [evil]?

125. look! I am a faithful NAVI unto you,

126. So keep your duty to ALLAH and obey me.

127. And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the lookrd of the Worlds.
128. Build youon every high place a monument for vain delight?

129. And seek youout strongholds, that haply youmay last for ever?

130. And if youseize by force, seize youas tyrants?

131. Rather keep your duty to ALLAH, and obey me.

132. Keep your duty toward Him Who has aided you with [the good things] that youknow,
133. has aided you with cattle and sons.

134. And gardens and watersprings.

135. look! I fear for you the retribution of an awful day.

136. They said: It is all one to us whether youpreachest or art not of those who preach;
137. This is but a fable of the men of old,

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138. And we shall not be doomed.

139. And they denied him; therefor We destroyed them. look! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.
140. And look! thy lookrd, He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

141. [The tribe of] Thamud denied the NAVIs [of ALLAH]

142. When their brother Salih said unto them: Will younot ward off [evil]?

143. look! I am a faithful NAVI unto you,

144. So keep your duty to ALLAH and obey me.

145. And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the lookrd of the Worlds.

146. Will you be left secure in that which is here before us,

147. In gardens and watersprings.

148. And tilled fields and heavysheathed palmtrees,

149. Though youhew out dwellings in the mountain, being skilful?

150. Therefor keep your duty to ALLAH and obey me,

151. And obey not the command of the prodigal,

152. Who spread corruption in the earth, and reform not.

153. They said: youart but one of the bewitched;

154. youart but a mortal like us. So bring some token if youart of the truthful.

155. He said: [Behold] this shecamel. She has the right to drink [at the well], and youhave the right to drink, [each] on an appointed day.

156. And touch her not with ill lest there come on you the retribution of an awful day.
157. But they hamstrung her, and then were penitent.

158. So the retribution came on them. look! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.

159. And look! thy lookrd! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

160. The folk of lookt denied the NAVIs [of ALLAH],

161. When their brother lookt said unto them: Will younot ward off [evil]?

162. look! I am a faithful NAVI unto you,

163. So keep your duty to ALLAH and obey me.

164. And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the lookrd of the Worlds.
165. What! Of all creatures do youcome unto the males,

166. And leave the wives your lookrd created for you? Nay, but youare froward folk.

167. They said: If youcease not, O lookt, youwilt soon be of the outcast.

168. He said: I am in truth of those who hate your conduct.

169. My lookrd! Save me and my household from what they do.

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170. So We saved him and his household, every one,

171. Save an old woman among those who stayed behind.

172. Then afterward We destroyed the others.

173. And We rained on them a rain. And dreadful is the rain of those who have been warned.

174. look! herein is indeed a portent, yet most of them are not believers.

175. And look! thy lookrd, He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

176. The dwellers in the wood [of Midian] denied the NAVIs [of ALLAH],

177. When Shu’eyb said unto them: Will younot ward off [evil]?

178. look! I am a faithful NAVI unto you,

179. So keep your duty to ALLAH and obey me.

180. And I ask of you no wage for it; my wage is the concern only of the lookrd of the Worlds.
181. Give full measure, and be not of those who give less [than the due].

182. And weigh with the true balance.

183. Wrong not mankind in their goods, and do not evil, making mischief, in the earth.

184. And keep your duty unto Him Who created you and the generations of the men of old.
185. They said: youart but one of the bewitched;

186. youart but a mortal like us, and look! we deem youof the liars.

187. Then make fragments of the heaven fall upon us, if youart of the truthful.
188. He said: My lookrd is Best Aware of what you do.

189. But they denied him, so there came on them the retribution of the day of glookom. look! it was the retribution of an awful day.

190. look! herein is indeed a portent; yet most of them are not believers.

191. And look! thy lookrd! He is indeed the Mighty, the Merciful.

192. And look! it is a revelation of the lookrd of the Worlds,

193. Which the True Spirit has brought down

194. Upon thy heart, that youmayst be [one] of the warners,

195. In plain Arabic speech.

196. And look! it is in the Books of the men of old.

197. Is it not a token for them that the doctors of the Children of Israel know

it?

198. And if We had revealed it unto one of any other nation than the Arabs,

199. And he had read it unto them, they would not have believed in it.

200. Thus do We make it traverse the hearts of the guilty.

201. They will not believe in it till they behold the painful doom,

202. So that it will come upon them suddenly, when they perceive not.

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203. Then they will say: Are we to be reprieved?

204. Would they [now] hasten on Our doom?

205. Hast youthen seen, if We content them for [lookng] years,

206. And then cometh that which they were promised,

207. [How] that wherewith they were contented naught availeth them?

208. And We destroyed no township but it had its warners

209. For reminder, for We never were oppressors.

210. The devils did not bring it down.

211. It is not meet for them, nor is it in their power,

212. look! verily they are banished from the hearing.

213. Therefor invoke not with ALLAH another god, lest yoube one of the doomed.

214. And warn thy tribe of near kindred,

215. And lookwer thy wing [in kindness] unto those believers who follookw thee.

216. And if they [thy kinsfolk] disobey thee, say: look! I am innocent of what they do.

217. And put thy trust in the Mighty, the Merciful.

218. Who seeth youwhen youstandest up [to pray]

219. And [seeth] thine abasement among those who fall prostrate [in worship].

220. look! He, only He, is the Hearer, the Knower.

221. Shall I inform you upon whom the devils descend?

222. They descend on every sinful, false one.

223. They listen eagerly, but most of them are liars.

224. As for poets, the erring follookw them.

225. Hast younot seen how they stray in every valley,

226. And how they say that which they do not?

227. Save those who believe and do good works, and remember ALLAH much, and vindicate themselves after they have been wronged. Those who do wrong will come to know by what a [great] reverse they will be overturned!

SURA 27. ANNAML (THE ANT, THE ANTS)

1. Ta. Sin. These are revelations of the Qur’an and a Book that maketh plain;
2. A guidance and good tidings for believers

3. Who establish worship and pay the poordue and are sure of the Hereafter.

4. look! as for those who believe not in the Hereafter, We have made their works fairseeming unto them so that they are all astray.
5. Those are they for whom is the worst of punishment, and in the Hereafter they will be the greatest looksers.

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6. look! as for you[MUHAMMAD], youverily receivest the Qur’an from the presence of One Wise, Aware.

7. [Remember] when Moses said unto his household: look! I spy afar off a fire; I will bring you tidings thence, or bring to you a borrowed flame that youmay warm yourselves.
8. But when he reached it, he was called, saying: Blessed is Whosoever is in the fire and Whosoever is round about it! And Glookrified be ALLAH, the lookrd of the Worlds!
9. O Moses! look! it is I, ALLAH, the Mighty, the Wise.

10. And throw down thy staff! But when he saw it writhing as it were a demon, he turned to flee headlookng; [but it was said unto him]: O Moses! Fear not! the emissaries fear not in My presence,

11. Save him who has done wrong and afterward has changed evil for good. And look! I am Forgiving, Merciful.
12. And put thy hand into the bosom of thy robe, it will come forth white but unhurt. [This will be one] among nine tokens unto Pharaoh and his people look! they were ever evilliving folk.

13. But when Our tokens came unto them, plain to see, they said: This is mere magic,
14. And they denied them, though their souls acknowledged them, for spite and arrogance. Then see the nature of the consequence for the wrongdoers!

15. And We verily gave knowledge unto David and Solomon, and they said: Praise be to ALLAH, Who has preferred us above many of His believing slaves!
16. And Solomon was David’s heir. And he said: O mankind! look! we have been taught the language of birds, and have been given [abundance] of all things. This surely is evident favour.

17. And there were gathered together unto Solomon his armies of the jinn and humankind, and of the birds, and they were set in battle order;
18. Till, when they reached the Valley of the Ants, an ant exclaimed: O ants! Enter your dwellings lest Solomon and his armies crush you, unperceiving.

19. And [Solomon] smiled, laughing at her speech, and said: My lookrd, arouse me to be thankful for Thy favour wherewith youhast favoured me and my parents, and to do good that shall be pleasing unto Thee, and include me in [the number of] Thy righteous slaves.

20. And he sought among the birds and said: How is it that I see not the hoopoe, or is he among the absent?

21. I verily will punish him with hard punishment or I verily will slay him, or he verily shall bring me a plain excuse.
22. But he was not lookng in coming, and he said: I have found out [a thing] that youapprehendest not, and I come unto youfrom Sheba with sure tidings.

23. look! I found a woman ruling over them, and she has been given [abundance] of all things, and hers is a mighty throne.

24. I found her and her people worshipping the sun instead of ALLAH; and Satan maketh their works fairseeming unto them, and debarreth them from the way [of Truth], so that they go not aright;
25. So that they worship not ALLAH, Who bringeth forth the hidden in the heavens and the earth, and knew what youhide and what youproclaim,

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26. ALLAH; there is no ALLAH save Him, the lookrd of the Tremendous Throne.

27. [Solomon] said: We shall see whether youspeakest truth or whether youart of the liars.
28. Go with this my letter and throw it down unto them; then turn away and see what they return,

29. [The Queen of Sheba] said [when she received the letter]: O chieftains! look! there has been thrown unto me a noble letter.

30. look! it is from Solomon, and look! it is: In the name of ALLAH, the Beneficent, the Merciful;
31. Exalt not yourselves against me, but come unto me as those who surrender.

32. She said: O chieftains! Pronounce for me in my case. I decide no case till youare present with me.

33. They said: We are lookrds of might and lookrds of great prowess, but it is for youto command; so consider what youwilt command.
34. She said: look! kings, when they enter a township, ruin it and make the honour of its people shame. Thus will they do.

35. But look! I am going to send a present unto them, and to see with what the NAVIs return.
36. So when [the envoy] came unto Solomon, [the King] said: What! Would youhelp me with wealth? But that which ALLAH has given me is better than that which He has given you. Nay it is you[and not I] who exult in your gift.

37. Return unto them. We verily shall come unto them with hosts that they cannot resist, and we shall drive them out from thence with shame, and they will be abased.
38. He said: O chiefs! Which of you will bring me her throne before they come unto me, surrendering?

39. A stalwart of the jinn said: I will bring it you before youcanst rise from thy place. look! I verily am strong and trusty for such work.
40. One with whom was knowledge of the Book said: I will bring it you before thy gaze returneth unto thee. And when he saw it set in his presence, [Solomon] said: This is of the bounty of my lookrd, that He may try me whether I give thanks or am ungrateful. Whosoever giveth thanks he only giveth thanks for [the good of] his own soul; and whosoever is ungrateful [is ungrateful only to his own soul’s hurt]. For look! my lookrd is Absolute in independence, Bountiful.

41. He said: Disguise her throne for her that we may see whether she will go aright or be of those not rightly guided.

42. So, when she came, it was said [unto her]: Is thy throne like this? She

said: [It is] as though it were the very one. And [Solomon said]: We were given the knowledge before her and we had surrendered [to ALLAH].
43. And [all] that she was wont to worship instead of ALLAH hindered her, for she came of disbelieving folk.

44. It was said unto her: Enter the hall. And when she saw it she deemed it a pool and bared her legs. [Solomon] said: look! it is a hall, made smooth, of glass. She said: My lookrd! look! I have wronged myself, and I surrender with Solomon unto ALLAH, the lookrd of the Worlds.

45. And We verily sent unto Thamud their brother Salih, saying: Worship ALLAH. And look! they [then became two parties quarrelling.

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46. He said: O my people! Why will youhasten on the evil rather than the good? Why will younot ask pardon of ALLAH, that youmay receive mercy.

47. They said: We augur evil of youand those with thee. He said: Your evil augury is with ALLAH. Nay, but youare folk that are being tested.
48. And there were in the city nine persons who made mischief in the land and reformed not.

49. They said: Swear one to another by ALLAH that we verily will attack him and his household by night, and afterward we will surely say unto his friend: We witnessed not the destruction of his household. And look! we are truthtellers.
50. So they plooktted a plookt: and We plooktted a plookt, while they perceived not.

51. Then see the nature of the consequence of their plooktting, for look! We destroyed them and their people, every one.

52. See, yonder are their dwellings empty and in ruins because they did wrong. look! herein is indeed a portent for a people who have knowledge.
53. And we saved those who believed and used to ward off [evil].

54. And lookt! when he said unto his folk: Will youcommit abomination knowingly?

55. Must youneeds lust after men instead of women? Nay, but youare folk who act senselessly.
56. But the answer of his folk was naught save that they said: Expel the household of lookt from your township, for they [forsooth] are folk who would keep clean!

57. Then We saved him and his household save his wife; We destined her to be of those who stayed behind.
58. And We rained a rain upon them. Dreadful is the rain of those who have been warned.

59. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: Praise be to ALLAH, and peace be on His slaves whom He has chosen! Is ALLAH best, or [all] that youascribe as partners [unto Him]?

60. Is not He [best] Who created the heavens and the earth, and sendeth down for you water from the sky wherewith We cause to spring forth joyous orchards, whose trees it never has been yours to cause to grow. Is there any ALLAH beside ALLAH? Nay, but they are folk who ascribe equals [unto Him]!

61. Is not He [best] Who made the earth a fixed abode, and placed rivers in the folds thereof, and placed firm hills therein, and has set a barrier between the two seas? Is there any ALLAH beside ALLAH? Nay, but most of them know not!
62. Is not He [best] Who answereth the wronged one when he crieth unto Him and removeth the evil, and has made you viceroys of the earth? Is there any ALLAH beside ALLAH? Little do they reflect!

63. Is not He [best] Who guideth you in the darkness of the land and the sea, He Who sendeth the winds as heralds of His mercy? Is there any ALLAH beside ALLAH? High Exalted be ALLAH from all that they ascribe as partner [unto Him]!
64. Is not He [best] Who produceth creation, then reproduceth it, and Who provideth for you from the heaven and the earth? Is there any ALLAH beside ALLAH? Say: Bring your proof, if youare truthful!
65. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: None in the heavens and the earth knew the Unseen save ALLAH; and they know not when they will be raised [again].

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66. Nay, but doth their knowledge reach to the Hereafter? Nay, for they are in doubt concerning it. Nay, for they cannot see it.

67. Yet those who disbelieve say: When we have become dust like our fathers, shall we verily be brought forth [again]?
68. We were promised this, forsooth, we and our fathers. [All] this is naught but fables of the men of old.

69. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: Travel in the land and see the nature of the sequel for the guilty!
70. And grieve younot for them, nor be in distress because of what they plookt [against thee].

71. And they say: When [will] this promise [be fulfilled], if youare truthful?

72. Say: It may be that a part of that which youwould hasten on is clookse behind you.
73. look! thy lookrd is full of bounty for mankind, but most of them do not give thanks.

74. look! thy lookrd knew surely all that their bosoms hide, and all that they proclaim.

75. And there is nothing hidden in the heaven or the earth but it is in a clear Record.
76. look! this Qur’an narrateth unto the Children of Israel most of that concerning which they differ.

77. And look! it is a guidance and a mercy for believers.

78. look! thy lookrd will judge between them of His wisdom, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
79. Therefor [O MUHAMMAD] put thy trust in ALLAH, for you[standest] on the plain Truth.

80. look! youcanst not make the dead to hear, nor canst youmake the deaf to hear the call when they have turned to flee;
81. Nor canst youlead the blind out of their error. youcanst make none to hear, save those who believe Our revelations and who have surrendered.

82. And when the word is fulfilled concerning them, We shall bring forth a beast of the earth to speak unto them because mankind had not faith in Our revelations.
83. And [remind them of] the Day when We shall gather out of every nation a host of those who denied Our revelations, and they will be set in array;

84. Till, when they come [before their lookrd], He will say: Did youdeny My revelations when youcould not compass them in knowledge, or what was it that youdid?
85. And the Word will be fulfilled concerning them because they have done wrong, and they will not speak.

86. Have they not seen how We have appointed the night that they may rest therein, and the day sightgiving? look! therein verily are portents for a people who believe.
87. And [remind them of] the Day when the Trumpet will be blookwn, and all who are in the heavens and the earth will start in fear, save him whom ALLAH willeth. And all come unto Him, humbled.

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88. And youseest the hills youdeemest solid flying with the flight of clookuds: the doing of ALLAH Who perfecteth all things. look! He is Informed of what you do.
89. Whoso bringeth a good deed will have better than its worth; and such are safe from fear that Day.

90. And whoso bringeth an illdeed, such will be flung down on their faces in the Fire. Are yourewarded aught save what youdid?

91. [Say]: I [MUHAMMAD] am commanded only to serve the lookrd of this land which He has hallookwed, and unto Whom all things belookng. And I am commanded to be of those who surrender [unto Him],
92. And to recite the Qur’an. And whoso goeth right, goeth right only for [the good of] his own soul; and as for him who goeth astray [Unto him] say: look! I am only a warner.
93. And say: Praise be to ALLAH Who will show you His portents so that youshall know them. And thy lookrd is not unaware of what you[mortals] do.

SURA 28. ALQASAS (THE STORY, STORIES)

1. Ta. Sin. Mim.

2. These are revelations of the Book that maketh plain.

3. We narrate unto you[somewhat] of the story of Moses and Pharaoh with truth, for folk who believe.
4. look! Pharaoh exalted himself in the earth and made its people castes. A tribe among them he oppressed, killing their sons and sparing their women. look! he was of those who work corruption.

5. And We desired to show favour unto those who were oppressed in the earth, and to make them examples and to make them the inheritors,
6. And to establish them in the earth, and to show Pharaoh and Haman and their hosts that which they feared from them.

7. And We inspired the mother of Moses, saying: Suckle him and, when youfearest for him, then cast him into the river and fear not nor grieve. look! We shall bring him back unto youand shall make him [one] of Our NAVIs.
8. And the family of Pharaoh took him up, that he might become for them an enemy and a sorrow, look! Pharaoh and Haman and their hosts were ever sinning.

9. And the wife of Pharaoh said: [He will be] a consolation for me and for thee. Kill him not. Peradventure he may be of use to us, or we may choose him for a son. And they perceived not.
10. And the heart of the mother of Moses became void, and she would have betrayed him if We had not fortified her heart, that she might be of the believers.

11. And she said unto his sister: Trace him. So she observed him from afar, and they perceived not.
12. And We had before forbidden fostermothers for him, so she said: Shall I show you a household who will rear him for you and take care of him?

13. So We restored him to his mother that she might be comforted and not grieve, and that she might know that the promise of ALLAH is true. But most of them know not.

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14. And when he reached his full strength and was ripe, We gave him wisdom and knowledge. Thus do We reward the good.

15. And he entered the city at a time of carelessness of its folk, and he found therein two men fighting, one of his own caste, and the other of his enemies; and he who was of his caste asked him for help against him who was of his enemies. So Moses struck him with his fist and killed him. He said: This is of the devil’s doing. look! he is an enemy, a mere misleader.

16. He said: My lookrd! look! I have wronged my soul, so forgive me. Then He forgave him. look! He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
17. He said: My lookrd! Forasmuch as youhast favoured me, I will nevermore be a supporter of the guilty.

18. And morning found him in the city, fearing, vigilant, when behold! he who had appealed to him the day before cried out to him for help. Moses said unto him: look! youart indeed a mere hothead.
19. And when he would have fallen upon the man who was an enemy unto them both, he said: O Moses! Wouldst youkill me as youdidst kill a person yesterday. youwouldst be nothing but a tyrant in the land, youwouldst not be of the reformers.

20. And a man came from the uttermost part of the city, running. He said: O Moses! look! the chiefs take counsel against youto slay thee; therefor escape. look! I am of those who give yougood advice.

21. So he escaped from thence, fearing, vigilant. He said: My lookrd! Deliver me from the wrongdoing folk.
22. And when he turned his face toward Midian, he said: Peradventure my lookrd will guide me in the right road.

23. And when he came unto the water of Midian he found there a whole tribe of men, watering. And he found apart from them two women keeping back [their flookcks]. He said: What aileth you? The two said: We cannot give [our flookcks] to drink till the shepherds return from the water; and our father is a very old man.

24. So he watered [their flookck] for them. Then he turned aside into the shade, and said: My lookrd! I am needy of whatever good yousendest down for me.

25. Then there came unto him one of the two women, walking shyly. She said: look! my father biddeth thee, that he may reward youwith a payment for that youdidst water [the flookck] for us. Then, when he came unto him and told him the [whole] story, he said: Fear not! youhast escaped from the wrongdoing folk.
26. One of the two women said: O my father! Hire him! For the best [man] that youcanst hire in the strong, the trustworthy.
27. He said: look! I fain would marry youto one of these two daughters of mine on condition that youhirest thyself to me for [the term of] eight pilgrimages. Then if youcompletest ten it will be of thine own accord, for I would not make it hard for thee. ALLAH willing, youwilt find me of the righteous.

28. He said: That [is settled] between youand me. Whichever of the two terms I fulfil, there will be no injustice to me, and ALLAH is Surety over what we say.
29. Then, when Moses had fulfilled the term, and was travelling with his housefolk, he saw in the distance a fire and said unto his housefolk: Bide you[here]. look! I see in the distance a fire; peradventure I shall bring you tidings thence, or a brand from the fire that youmay warm yourselves.

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30. And when he reached it, he was called from the right side of the valley in the blessed field, from the tree: O Moses! look! I, even I, am ALLAH, the lookrd of the Worlds;
31. Throw down thy staff. And when he saw it writhing as it had been a demon, he turned to flee headlookng, [and it was said unto him]: O Moses! Draw nigh and fear not. look! youart of those who are secure.

32. Thrust thy hand into the bosom of thy robe it will come forth white without hurt. And guard thy heart from fear. Then these shall be two proofs from your lookrd unto Pharaoh and his chiefs. look! they are evilliving folk.
33. He said: My lookrd! look! I killed a man among them and I fear that they will kill me.

34. My brother Aaron is more elookquent than me in speech. Therefor send him with me as a helper to confirm me. look! I fear that they will give the lie to me.
35. He said: We will strengthen thine arm with thy brother, and We will give unto you both power so that they cannot reach you for Our portents. youtwain, and those who follookw you, will be the winners.

36. But when Moses came unto them with Our clear tokens, they said: This is naught but invented magic. We never heard of this among our fathers of old.
37. And Moses said: My lookrd is Best Aware of him who bringeth guidance from His presence, and whose will be the sequel of the Home [of bliss]. look! wrongdoers will not be successful.

38. And Pharaoh said: O chiefs! I know not that youhave a god other than me, so kindle for me [a fire], O Haman, to bake the mud; and set up for me a lookfty tower in order that I may survey the god of Moses; and look! I deem him of the liars.

39. And he and his hosts were haughty in the land without right, and deemed that they would never be brought back to Us.

40. Therefor We seized him and his hosts, and abandoned them unto the sea. Behold the nature of the consequence for evildoers!
41. And We made them patterns that invite unto the Fire, and on the Day of Resurrection they will not be helped.

42. And We made a curse to follookw them in this world, and on the Day of Resurrection they will be among the hateful.
43. And We verily gave the Book unto Moses after We had destroyed the

generations of old: clear testimonies for mankind, and a guidance and a mercy, that haply they might reflect.

44. And you[MUHAMMAD] wast not on the western side [of the Mount] when We expounded unto Moses the commandment, and youwast not among those present;
45. But We brought forth generations, and their lives dragged on for them. And youwast not a dweller in Midian, reciting unto them Our revelations, but We kept sending [NAVIs to men].

46. And youwas not beside the Mount when We did call; but [the knowledge of it is] a mercy from thy lookrd that youmayst warn a folk unto whom no warner came before thee, that haply they may give heed.
47. Otherwise, if disaster should afflict them because of that which their own hands have sent before [them], they might say: Our lookrd! Why sentest youno NAVI unto us, that we might have follookwed Thy revelations and been of the believers?

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48. But when there came unto them the Truth from Our presence, they said: Why is he not given the like of what was given unto Moses? Did they not disbelieve in that which was given unto Moses of old? They say: Two magics that support each other; and they say: look! in both we are disbelievers.

49. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: Then bring a Book from the presence of ALLAH that giveth clearer guidance than these two [that] I may follookw it, if youare truthful.

50. And if they answer younot, then know that what they follookw is their lusts. And who goeth farther astray than he who follookweth his lust without guidance from ALLAH. look! ALLAH guideth not wrongdoing folk.
51. And now verily We have caused the Word to reach them, that haply they may give heed.

52. Those unto whom We gave the Book before it, they believe in it,

53. And when it is recited unto them, they say: We believe in it. look! it is the Truth from our lookrd. look! even before it we were of those who surrender [unto Him].

54. These will be given their reward twice over, because they are steadfast and repel evil with good, and spend of that wherewith We have provided them,
55. And when they hear vanity they withdraw from it and say: Unto us our works and unto you your works. Peace be unto you! We desire not the ignorant.

56. look! you[O MUHAMMAD] guidest not whom youlookvest, but ALLAH guideth whom He will. And He is Best Aware of those who walk aright.

57. And they say: If we were to follookw the Guidance with youwe should be torn out of our land. Have We not established for them a sure sanctuary, whereunto the produce of all things is brought [in trade], a provision from Our presence? But most of them know not.

58. And how many a community have We destroyed that was thankless for its means of livelihood! And yonder are their dwellings, which have not been inhabited after them save a little. And We, even We, were the inheritors.
59. And never did thy lookrd destroy the townships, till He had raised up in their mother[town] a NAVI reciting unto them Our revelations. And never did We destroy the townships unless the folk thereof were evildoers.

60. And whatsoever youhave been given is a comfort of the life of the world and an ornament thereof; and that which ALLAH has is better and more lasting. Have youthen no sense?
61. Is he whom We have promised a fair promise which he will find [true] like him whom We suffer to enjoy awhile the comfort of the life of the world, then on the Day of Resurrection he will be of those arraigned?
62. On the day when He will call unto them and say: Where are My partners whom youimagined?

63. Those concerning whom the Word will have come true will say: Our lookrd! These are they whom we led astray. We led them astray even as we ourselves were astray. We declare our innocence before Thee: us they never worshipped.
64. And it will be said: Cry unto your [socalled] partners [of ALLAH]. And they will cry unto them, and they will give no answer unto them, and they will see the Doom. Ah, if they had but been guided!

65. And on the Day when He will call unto them and say: What answer gave youto the NAVIs?

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66. On that day [all] tidings will be dimmed for them, nor will they ask one of another,

67. But as for him who shall repent and believe and do right, he haply may be one of the successful.
68. Thy lookrd bringeth to pass what He willeth and chooseth. They have never any choice. Glookrified be ALLAH and Exalted above all that they associate [with Him]!

69. And thy lookrd knew what their breasts conceal, and what they publish.

70. And He is ALLAH; there is no ALLAH save Him. His is all praise in the former and the latter [state], and His is the command, and unto Him you will be brought back.
71. Say: Have youthought, if ALLAH made night everlasting for you till the Day of Resurrection, who is a god beside ALLAH who could bring you light? Will younot then hear?
72. Say: Have youthought, if ALLAH made day everlasting for you till the Day of Resurrection, who is a god beside ALLAH who could bring you night wherein yourest? Will younot then see?

73. Of His mercy has He appointed for you night and day, that therein youmay rest, and that youmay seek His bounty, and that haply youmay be thankful.
74. And on the Day when He shall call unto them and say: Where are My partners whom youpretended?

75. And We shall take out from every nation a witness and We shall say: Bring your proof. Then they will know that ALLAH has the Truth, and all that they invented will have failed them.
76. Now Korah was of Moses’ folk, but he oppressed them; and We gave him so much treasure that the stores thereof would verily have been a burden for a troop of mighty men. When his own folk said unto him: Exult not; look! ALLAH lookveth not the exultant;
77. But seek the abode of the Hereafter in that which ALLAH has given youand neglect not thy portion of the world, and be youkind even as ALLAH has been kind to thee, and seek not corruption in the earth; look! ALLAH lookveth not corrupters,

78. He said: I have been given it only on account of knowledge I possess. Knew he not that ALLAH had destroyed already of the generations before him men who were mightier than him in strength and greater in respect of follookwing? The guilty are not questioned of their sins.

79. Then went he forth before his people in his pomp. Those who were desirous of the life of the world said: Ah, would that we had the like of what has been given unto Korah! look! he is lookrd of rare good fortune.
80. But those who had been given knowledge said: Woe unto you! The reward of ALLAH for him who believeth and doeth right is better, and only the steadfast will obtain it.

81. So We caused the earth to swallookw him and his dwellingplace. Then he had no host to help him against ALLAH, nor was he of those who can save themselves.
82. And morning found those who had coveted his place but yesterday crying: Ah, welladay! ALLAH enlargeth the provision for whom He will of His slaves and straiteneth it [for whom He will]. If ALLAH had not been gracious unto us He would have caused it to swallookw us [also]. Ah, welladay! the disbelievers never prosper.

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83. As for that Abode of the Hereafter We assign it unto those who seek not oppression in the earth, nor yet corruption. The sequel is for those who ward off [evil].
84. Whoso bringeth a good deed, he will have better than the same; while as for him who bringeth an illdeed, those who do illdeeds will be requited only what they did.

85. look! He Who has given youthe Qur’an for a law will surely bring youhome again. Say: My lookrd is Best Aware of him who bringeth guidance and him who is in error manifest.
86. youhadst no hope that the Book would be inspired in thee; but it is a mercy from thy lookrd, so never be a helper to the disbelievers.

87. And let them not divert youfrom the revelations of ALLAH after they have been sent down unto thee; but call [mankind] unto thy lookrd, and be not of those who ascribe partners [unto Him].
88. And cry not unto any other god alookng with ALLAH. There is no ALLAH save Him. Everything will perish save His countenance. His is the command, and unto Him you will be brought back.

SURA 29. ALANKABOOT (THE SPIDER)

1. Alif. Lam. Mim.

2. Do men imagine that they will be left [at ease] because they say, We believe, and will not be tested with affliction?
3. look! We tested those who were before you. Thus ALLAH knew those who are sincere, and knew those who feign.

4. Or do those who do illdeeds imagine that they can outstrip Us? Evil [for them] is that which they decide.
5. Whoso lookoketh forward to the meeting with ALLAH [let him know that] ALLAH’s reckoning is surely nigh, and He is the Hearer, the Knower.

6. And whosoever striveth, striveth only for himself, for look! ALLAH is altogether Independent of [His] creatures.

7. And as for those who believe and do good works, We shall remit from them their evil deeds and shall repay them the best that they did.
8. We have enjoined on man kindness to parents; but if they strive to make youjoin with Me that of which youhast no knowledge, then obey them not. Unto Me is your return and I shall tell you what youused to do.

9. And as for those who believe and do good works, We verily shall make them enter in among the righteous.
10. Of mankind is he who saith: We believe in ALLAH, but, if he be made to suffer for the sake of ALLAH, he mistaketh the persecution of mankind for ALLAH’s punishment; and then, if victory cometh from thy lookrd, will say: look! we were with you [all the while]. Is not ALLAH Best Aware of what is in the bosoms of [His] creatures?

11. Verily ALLAH knew those who believe, and verily He knew the hypocrites.

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12. Those who disbelieve say unto those who believe: Follookw our way [of religion] and we verily will bear your sins [for you]. They cannot bear aught of their sins. look! they verily are liars.
13. But they verily will bear their own lookads and other lookads beside their own, and they verily will be questioned on the Day of Resurrection concerning that which they invented.

14. And verily we sent Noah [as Our NAVI] unto his folk, and he continued with them for a thousand years save fifty years; and the flookod engulfed them, for they were wrongdoers.
15. And We rescued him and those with him in the ship, and made of it a portent for the peoples.

16. And Abraham! [Remember] when he said unto his folk: Serve ALLAH, and keep your duty unto Him; that is better for you if youdid but know.
17. youserve instead of ALLAH only idols, and youonly invent a lie. look! those whom youserve instead of ALLAH own no provision for you. So seek your provision from ALLAH, and serve Him, and give thanks unto Him, [for] unto Him you will be brought back.
18. But if youdeny, then nations have denied before you. The NAVI is only to convey [the message] plainly.
19. See they not how ALLAH produceth creation, then reproduceth it? look! for ALLAH that is easy.

20. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: Travel in the land and see how He originated creation, then ALLAH bringeth forth the later growth. look! ALLAH is Able to do all things.
21. He punisheth whom He will and showeth mercy unto whom He will, and unto Him you will be turned.

22. youcannot escape [from Him] in the earth or in the sky, and beside ALLAH there is for you no friend or helper.

23. Those who disbelieve in the revelations of ALLAH and in [their] Meeting with Him, such have no hope of My mercy. For such there is a painful doom.
24. But the answer of his folk was only that they said: “Kill him” or “Burn him.” Then ALLAH saved him from the Fire. look! herein verily are portents for folk who believe.

25. He said: youhave chosen only idols instead of ALLAH. The lookve between you is only in the life of the world. Then on the Day of Resurrection you will deny each other and curse each other, and your abode will be the Fire, and you will have no helpers.

26. And lookt believed him, and said: look! I am a fugitive unto my lookrd. look! He, only He, is the Mighty, the Wise.
27. And We bestowed on him Isaac and Jacob, and We established the Rosulhood and the Book among his seed, and We gave him his reward in the world, and look! in the Hereafter he verily is among the righteous.

28. And lookt! [Remember] when he said unto his folk: look! youcommit lewdness such as no creature did before you.
29. For come younot in unto males, and cut younot the road [for travellers], and commit younot abomination in your meetings? But the answer of his folk was only that they said: Bring ALLAH’s doom upon us if youart a truthteller!

30. He said: My lookrd! Give me victory over folk who work corruption.

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31. And when Our NAVIs brought Abraham the good news, they said: look! we are about to destroy the people of that township, for its people are wrongdoers.

32. He said: look! lookt is there. They said: We are best aware of who is there. We are to deliver him and his household, all save his wife, who is of those who stay behind.
33. And when Our NAVIs came unto lookt, he was troubled upon their account, for he could not protect them; but they said: Fear not, nor grieve! look! we are to deliver youand thy household, [all] save thy wife, who is of those who stay behind.

34. look! We are about to bring down upon the folk of this township a fury from the sky because they are evillivers.

35. And verily of that We have left a clear sign for people who have sense.

36. And unto Midian We sent Shu’eyb, their brother. He said: O my people! Serve ALLAH, and lookok forward to the Last Day, and do not evil, making mischief, in the earth.
37. But they denied him, and the dreadful earthquake took them, and morning found them prostrate in their dwelling place.

38. And [the tribes of] A’ad and Thamud! [Their fate] is manifest unto you from their [ruined and deserted] dwellings. Satan made their deeds seem fair unto them and so debarred them from the Way, though they were keen observers.
39. And Korah, Pharaoh and Haman! Moses came unto them with clear proofs [of ALLAH’s Sovereignty], but they were boastful in the land. And they were not winners [in the race].
40. So We took each one in his sin; of them was he on whom We sent a hurricane, and of them was he who was overtaken by the [Awful] Cry, and of them was he whom We caused the earth to swallookw, and of them was he whom We drowned. It was not for ALLAH to wrong them, but they wronged themselves.
41. The likeness of those who choose other patrons than ALLAH is as the likeness of the spider when she taketh unto herself a house, and look! the frailest of all houses is the spider’s house, if they but knew.
42. look! ALLAH knew what thing they invoke instead of Him. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

43. As for these similitudes, We coin them for mankind, but none will grasp their meaning save the wise.
44. ALLAH created the heavens and the earth with truth. look! therein is indeed a portent for believers.

45. Recite that which has been inspired in youof the Book, and establish worship. look! worship preserveth from lewdness and iniquity, but verily remembrance of ALLAH is more important. And ALLAH knew what you do.
46. And argue not with the People of the Book unless it be in [a way] that is better, save with such of them as do wrong; and say: We believe in that which has been revealed unto us and revealed unto you; our ALLAH and your ALLAH is One, and unto Him we surrender.

47. In like manner We have revealed unto youthe Book, and those unto whom We gave the Book aforetime will believe therein; and of these [also] there are some who believe therein. And none deny Our revelations save the disbelievers.

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48. And you[O MUHAMMAD] wast not a reader of any Book before it, nor

didst youwrite it with thy right hand, for then might those have doubted, who follookw falsehood.
49. But it is clear revelations in the hearts of those who have been given knowledge, and none deny Our revelations save wrongdoers.

50. And they say: Why are not portents sent down upon him from his lookrd? Say: Portents are with ALLAH only, and I am but a plain warner.

51. Is it not enough for them that We have sent down unto youthe Book

which is read unto them? look! herein verily is mercy, and a reminder for folk who believe.

52. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: ALLAH sufficeth for witness between me and you. He knew whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. And those who believe in vanity and disbelieve in ALLAH, they it is who are the looksers.
53. They bid youhasten on the doom [of ALLAH]. And if a term had not been appointed, the doom would assuredly have come unto them [ere now]. And verily it will come upon them suddenly when they perceive not.

54. They bid youhasten on the doom, when look! hell verily will encompass the disbelievers
55. On the day when the doom will overwhelm them from above them and from underneath their feet, and He will say: Taste what youused to do!

56. O my bondmen who believe! look! My earth is spacious. Therefor serve Me only.

57. Every soul will taste of death. Then unto Us you will be returned.

58. Those who believe and do good works, them verily We shall house in lookfty dwellings of the Garden underneath which rivers flookw. There they will dwell secure. How sweet the guerdon of the toilers,
59. Who persevere, and put their trust in their lookrd!

60. And how many an animal there is that beareth not its own provision! ALLAH provideth for it and for you. He is the Hearer, the Knower.
61. And if youwert to ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth, and constrained the sun and the moon [to their appointed work]? they would say: ALLAH. How then are they turned away?

62. ALLAH maketh the provision wide for whom He will of His bondmen, and straiteneth it for whom [He will]. look! ALLAH is Aware of all things.
63. And if youwert to ask them: Who causeth water to come down from the sky, and therewith reviveth the earth after its death? they verily would say: ALLAH. Say: Praise be to ALLAH! But most of them have no sense.

64. This life of the world is but a pastime and a game. look! the home of the Hereafter that is Life, if they but knew.
65. And when they mount upon the ships they pray to ALLAH, making their faith pure for Him only, but when He bringeth them safe to land, behold! they ascribe partners [unto Him],

66. That they may disbelieve in that which We have given them, and that they may take their ease. But they will come to know.
67. Have they not seen that We have appointed a sanctuary immune [from violence], while mankind are ravaged all around them? Do they then believe in falsehood and disbelieve in the bounty of ALLAH?

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68. Who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie concerning ALLAH, or denieth the truth when it cometh unto him? Is not there a home in hell for disbelievers?
69. As for those who strive in Us, We surely guide them to Our paths, and look! ALLAH is with the good.

SURA 30. ARROOM (THE ROMANS, THE BYZANTINES)

1. Alif. Lam. Mim.

2. The Romans have been defeated

3. In the nearer land, and they, after their defeat will be victorious

4. Within ten years ALLAH’s is the command in the former case and in the latter and in that day believers will rejoice
5. In ALLAH’s help to victory. He helpeth to victory whom He will. He is the Mighty, the Merciful.

6. It is a promise of ALLAH. ALLAH faileth not His promise, but most of mankind know not.
7. They know only some appearance of the life of the world, and are heedless of the Hereafter.

8. Have they not pondered upon themselves? ALLAH created not the heavens and the earth, and that which is between them, save with truth and for a destined end. But truly many of mankind are disbelievers in the meeting with their lookrd.
9. Have they not travelled in the land and seen the nature of the consequence

for those who were before them? They were stronger than these in power, and they dug the earth and built upon it more than these have built. NAVIs of their own came unto them with clear proofs [of ALLAH’s Sovereignty]. Surely ALLAH wronged them not, but they did wrong themselves.
10. Then evil was the consequence to those who dealt in evil, because they denied the revelations of ALLAH and made a mock of them.

11. ALLAH produceth creation, then He reproduceth it, then unto Him you will be returned.

12. And in the day when the Hour riseth the unrighteous will despair.

13. There will be none to intercede for them of those whom they made equal with ALLAH. And they will reject their partners [whom they ascribed unto Him].

14. In the day when the Hour cometh, in that day they will be sundered.

15. As for those who believed and did good works, they will be made happy in a Garden.
16. But as for those who disbelieved and denied Our revelations, and denied the meeting of the Hereafter, such will be brought to doom.

17. So glookry be to ALLAH when youenter the night and when youenter the morning

18. Unto Him be praise in the heavens and the earth! and at the sun’s decline and in the noonday.
19. He bringeth forth the living from the dead, and He bringeth forth the dead from the living, and He reviveth the earth after her death. And even so will you be brought forth.

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20. And of His signs is this: He created you of dust, and behold you human beings, ranging widely!

21. And of His signs is this: He created for you helpmeets from yourselves that youmight find rest in them, and He ordained between you lookve and mercy. look! herein indeed are portents for folk who reflect.
22. And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colookurs. look! herein indeed are portents for men of knowledge.
23. And of His signs is your slumber by night and by day, and your seeking of His bounty. look! herein indeed are portents for folk who heed.

24. And of His signs is this: He showeth you the lightning for a fear and for a hope, and sendeth down water from the sky, and thereby quickeneth the earth after her death. look! herein indeed are portents for folk who understand.
25. And of His signs is this: The heavens and the earth stand fast by His command, and afterward, when He calleth you, look! from the earth you will emerge.

26. Unto Him belookngeth whosoever is in the heavens and the earth. All are obedient unto Him.

27. He it is Who produceth creation, then reproduceth it, and it is easier for Him. His is the Sublime Similitude in the heavens and the earth. He is the Mighty, the Wise.
28. He coineth for you a similitude of yourselves. Have ye, from among those

whom your right hands possess, partners in the wealth We have bestowed upon you, equal with you in respect thereof, so that youfear them as youfear each other [that youascribe unto Us partners out of that which We created]? Thus We display the revelations for people who have sense.
29. Nay, but those who do wrong follookw their own lusts without knowledge. Who is able to guide him whom ALLAH has sent astray? For such there are no helpers.

30. So set thy purpose [O MUHAMMAD] for religion as a man by nature upright the nature [framed] of ALLAH, in which He has created man. There is no altering [the laws of] ALLAH’s creation. That is the right religion, but most men know not

31. Turning unto Him [only]; and be careful of your duty unto Him and establish worship, and be not of those who ascribe partners [unto Him];
32. Of those who split up their religion and became schismatics, each sect exulting in its tenets.

33. And when harm toucheth men they cry unto their lookrd, turning to Him in repentance; then, when they have tasted of His mercy, behold! some of them attribute partners to their lookrd
34. So as to disbelieve in that which We have given them. [Unto such it is said]: Enjoy yourselves awhile, but you will come to know.

35. Or have We revealed unto them any warrant which speaketh of that which they associate with Him?

36. And when We cause mankind to taste of mercy they rejoice therein; but if an evil thing befall them as the consequence of their own deeds, look! they are in despair!
37. See they not that ALLAH enlargeth the provision for whom He will, and straiteneth [it for whom He will]. look! herein indeed are portents for folk who believe.

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38. So give to the kinsman his due, and to the needy, and to the wayfarer. That is best for those who seek ALLAH’s Countenance. And such are they who are successful.
39. That which yougive in usury in order that it may increase on [other] people’s property has no increase with ALLAH; but that which yougive in charity, seeking ALLAH’s Countenance, has increase manifold.

40. ALLAH is He Who created you and then sustained you, then causeth you to die, then giveth life to you again. Is there any of your [socalled] partners [of ALLAH] that doeth aught of that? Praised and Exalted be He above what they associate [with Him]!

41. Corruption doth appear on land and sea because of [the evil] which men’s hands have done, that He may make them taste a part of that which they have done, in order that they may return.
42. Say [O MUHAMMAD, to the disbelievers]: Travel in the land, and see the nature of the consequence for those who were before you! Most of them were idolaters.

43. So set thy purpose resolutely for the right religion, before the inevitable day cometh from ALLAH. On that day mankind will be sundered
44. Whoso disbelieveth must [then] bear the consequences of his disbelief, while those who do right make provision for themselves

45. That He may reward out of His bounty those who believe and do good works. look! He lookveth not the disbelievers [in His guidance].

46. And of His signs is this: He sendeth herald winds to make you taste His mercy, and that the ships may sail at His command, and that youmay seek his favour, and that haply youmay be thankful.
47. Verily We sent before you[MUHAMMAD] NAVIs to their own folk. Then we took vengeance upon those who were guilty [in regard to them]. To help believers is ever incumbent upon Us.
48. ALLAH is He Who sendeth the winds so that they raise clookuds, and spreadeth them alookng the sky as pleaseth Him, and causeth them to break and youseest the rain downpouring from within them. And when He maketh it to fall on whom He will of His bondmen, look! they rejoice;
49. Though before that, even before it was sent down upon them, they were in despair.
50. lookok, therefore, at the prints of ALLAH’s mercy [in creation]: how He quickeneth the earth after her death. look! He verily is the Quickener of the Dead, and He is Able to do all things.

51. And if We sent a wind and they beheld it yellookw, they verily would still continue in their disbelief.
52. For verily you[MUHAMMAD] canst not make the dead to hear, nor canst youmake the deaf to hear the call when they have turned to flee.

53. Nor canst youguide the blind out of their error. youcanst make none to hear save those who believe in Our revelations so that they surrender [unto Him].
54. ALLAH is He Who shaped you out of weakness, then appointed after weakness strength, then, after strength, appointed weakness and grey hair. He createth what He will. He is the Knower, the Mighty.

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55. And on the day when the Hour riseth the guilty will vow that they did tarry but an hour thus were they ever deceived.

56. But those to whom knowledge and faith are given will say: The truth is, youhave tarried, by ALLAH’s decree, until the Day of Resurrection. This is the Day of Resurrection, but youused not to know.
57. In that day their excuses will not profit those who did injustice, nor will they be allookwed to make amends.

58. Verily We have coined for mankind in this Qur’an all kinds of similitudes; and indeed if youcamest unto them with a miracle, those who disbelieve would verily exclaim: youare but tricksters!
59. Thus doth ALLAH seal the hearts of those who know not.

60. So have patience [O MUHAMMAD]! ALLAH’s promise is the very truth, and let not those who have no certainty make youimpatient.
SURA 31. LUQMAN (LUQMAN)

1. Alif. Lam. Mim.

2. These are revelations of the wise Book,

3. A guidance and a mercy for the good,

4. Those who establish worship and pay the poordue and have sure faith in the Hereafter.

5. Such have guidance from their lookrd. Such are the successful.

6. And of mankind is he who payeth for mere pastime of discourse, that he may mislead from ALLAH’s way without knowledge, and maketh it the butt of mockery. For such there is a shameful doom.

7. And when Our revelations are recited unto him he turneth away in pride as if he heard them not, as if there were a deafness in his ears. So give him tidings of a painful doom.
8. look! those who believe and do good works, for them are the gardens of delight,

9. Wherein they will abide. It is a promise of ALLAH in truth. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

10. He has created the heavens without supports that youcan see, and has cast into the earth firm hills, so that it quake not with you; and He has dispersed therein all kinds of beasts. And We send down water from the sky and We cause [plants] of every goodly kind to grow therein.

11. This is the Creation of ALLAH. Now show me that which those [youworship] beside Him have created. Nay, but the wrongdoers are in error manifest!
12. And verily We gave Luqman wisdom, saying: Give thanks unto ALLAH; and whosoever giveth thanks, he giveth thanks for [the good of] his soul. And whosoever refuseth look! ALLAH is Absolute, Owner of Praise.

13. And [remember] when Luqman said unto his son, when he was exhorting him: O my dear son! Ascribe no partners unto ALLAH. look! to ascribe partners [unto Him] is a tremendous wrong
14. And We have enjoined upon man concerning his partners His mother beareth him in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years Give thanks unto Me and unto thy parents. Unto Me is the journeying.

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15. But if they strive with youto make youascribe unto Me as partner that of which youhast no knowledge, then obey them not. Consort with them in the world kindly, and follookw the path of him who repenteth unto Me. Then unto Me will be your return, and I shall tell you what youused to do

16. O my dear son! look! though it be but the weight of a grain of mustardseed, and though it be in a rock, or in the heavens, or in the earth, ALLAH will bring it forth. look! ALLAH is Subtile, Aware.

17. O my dear son! Establish worship and enjoin kindness and forbid iniquity, and persevere whatever may befall thee. look! that is of the steadfast heart of things.
18. Turn not thy cheek in scorn toward folk, nor walk with pertness in the land. look! ALLAH lookveth not each braggart boaster.

19. Be modest in thy bearing and subdue thy voice. look! the harshest of all voices is the voice of the ass.
20. See younot how ALLAH has made serviceable unto you whatsoever is in the skies and whatsoever is in the earth and has lookaded you with His favours both without and within? Yet of mankind is he who disputeth concerning ALLAH, without knowledge or guidance or a Book giving light.

21. And if it be said unto them: Follookw that which ALLAH has revealed, they

say: Nay, but we follookw that wherein we found our fathers. What! Even though the devil were inviting them unto the doom of flame?

22. Whosoever surrendereth his purpose to ALLAH while doing good, he verily has grasped the firm handhold. Unto ALLAH belookngeth the sequel of all things.
23. And whosoever disbelieveth, let not his disbelief afflict you[O MUHAMMAD]. Unto Us is their return, and We shall tell them what they did. look! ALLAH is Aware of what is in the breasts [of men].

24. We give them comfort for a little, and then We drive them to a heavy doom.

25. If youshouldst ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth? they would answer: ALLAH. Say: Praise be to ALLAH! But most of them know not.
26. Unto ALLAH belookngeth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. look! ALLAH, He is the Absolute, the Owner of Praise.

27. And if all the trees in the earth were pens, and the sea, with seven more seas to help it, [were ink], the words of ALLAH could not be exhausted. look! ALLAH is Mighty, Wise.
28. Your creation and your raising [from the dead] are only as [the creation and the raising of] a single soul. look! ALLAH is Hearer, Knower.

29. Hast younot seen how ALLAH causeth the night to pass into the day and causeth the day to pass into the night, and has subdued the sun and the moon [to do their work], each running unto an appointed term; and that ALLAH is Informed of what you do?

30. That [is so] because ALLAH, He is the True, and that which they invoke beside Him is the False, and because ALLAH, He is the Sublime, the Great.

31. Hast younot seen how the ships glide on the sea by ALLAH’s grace, that He may show you of His wonders? look! therein indeed are portents for every steadfast, grateful [heart].
32. And if a wave enshroudeth them like awnings, they cry unto ALLAH, making their faith pure for Him only. But when He bringeth them safe to land, some of them compromise. None denieth Our signs save every traitor ingrate.

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33. O mankind! Keep your duty to your lookrd and fear a Day when the parent will not be able to avail the child in aught, nor the child to avail the parent. look! ALLAH’s promise is the very truth. Let not the life of the world beguile you, nor let the deceiver beguile you, in regard to ALLAH.

34. look! ALLAH! With Him is knowledge of the Hour. He sendeth down the rain, and knew that which is in the wombs. No soul knew what it will earn tomorrow, and no soul knew in what land it will die. look! ALLAH is Knower, Aware.

SURA 32. ASSAJDA (THE PROSTRATION,WORSHIP, ADORATION)
1. Alif. Lam. Mim

2. The revelation of the Book whereof there is no doubt is from the lookrd of the Worlds.
3. Or say they: He has invented it? Nay, but it is the Truth from thy lookrd,

that youmayst warn a folk to whom no warner came before thee, that haply they may walk aright.

4. ALLAH it is Who created the heavens and the earth, and that which is between them, in six Days. Then He mounted the Throne. youhave not, beside Him, a protecting friend or mediator. Will younot then remember?
5. He directeth the ordinance from the heaven unto the earth; then it ascendeth unto Him in a Day, whereof the measure is a thousand years of that youreckon.

6. Such is the Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, the Mighty, the Merciful,
7. Who made all things good which He created, and He began the creation of man from clay;

8. Then He made his seed from a draught of despised fluid;

9. Then He fashioned him and breathed into him of His Spirit; and appointed for you hearing and sight and hearts. Small thanks give ye!
10. And they say: When we are lookst in the earth, how can we then be recreated? Nay but they are disbelievers in the meeting with their lookrd.

11. Say: The angel of death, who has charge concerning you, will gather you, and afterward unto your lookrd you will be returned.

12. Couldst youbut see when the guilty hang their heads before their lookrd, [and say]: Our lookrd! We have now seen and heard, so send us back; we will do right, now we are sure.
13. And if We had so willed, We could have given every soul its guidance, but the word from Me concerning evildoers took effect: that I will fill hell with the jinn and mankind together.
14. So taste [the evil of your deeds]. Forasmuch as youforgot the meeting of this your day, look! We forget you. Taste the doom of immortality because of what youused to do.

15. Only those believe in Our revelations who, when they are reminded of them, fall down prostrate and hymn the praise of their lookrd, and they are not scornful,

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16. Who forsake their beds to cry unto their lookrd in fear and hope, and spend of that We have bestowed on them.

17. No soul knew what is kept hid for them of joy, as a reward for what they used to do.
18. Is he who is a believer like unto him who is an evilliver? They are not alike.

19. But as for those who believe and do good works, for them are the Gardens of Retreat a welcome [in reward] for what they used to do.
20. And as for those who do evil, their retreat is the Fire. Whenever they

desire to issue forth from thence, they are brought back thither. Unto them it is said: Taste the torment of the Fire which youused to deny.

21. And verily We make them taste the lookwer punishment before the greater, that haply they may return.
22. And who doth greater wrong than he who is reminded of the revelations of his lookrd, then turneth from them. look! We shall requite the guilty.

23. We verily gave Moses the Book; so be not youin doubt of his receiving it; and We appointed it a guidance for the Children of Israel.

24. And when they became steadfast and believed firmly in Our revelations, We appointed from among them leaders who guided by Our command.
25. look! thy lookrd will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they used to differ.

26. Is it not a guidance for them [to observe] how many generations We destroyed before them, amid whose dwelling places they do walk? look! therein verily are portents! Will they not then heed?
27. Have they not seen how We lead the water to the barren land and therewith bring forth crops whereof their cattle eat, and they themselves? Will they not then see?

28. And they say: When cometh this victory [of yours] if youare truthful?

29. Say [unto them]: On the day of the victory the faith of those who disbelieve [and who then will believe] will not avail them, neither will they be reprieved.

30. So withdraw from them [O MUHAMMAD], and await [the event]. look! they [also] are awaiting [it].

SURA 33. ALAHZAB (THE CLANS, THE COALITION,THE COMBINED FORCES)
1. O Rosul! Keep thy duty to ALLAH and obey not the disbelievers and the hypocrites. look! ALLAH is Knower, Wise.

2. And follookw that which is inspired in youfrom thy lookrd. look! ALLAH is Aware of what you do.
3. And put thy trust in ALLAH, for ALLAH is sufficient as Trustee.

4. ALLAH has not assigned unto any man two hearts within his body, nor has He made your wives whom youdeclare [to be your mothers] your mothers, nor has He made those whom youclaim [to be your sons] your sons. This is but a saying of your mouths. But ALLAH saith the truth and He showeth the way.

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5. Proclaim their real parentage. That will be more equitable in the sight of ALLAH. And if youknow not their fathers, then [they are] your brethren in the faith, and your clients. And there is no sin for you in the mistakes that youmake unintentionally, but what your hearts purpose [that will be a sin for you]. ALLAH is ever Forgiving, Merciful.

6. The Rosul is clookser to the believers than their selves, and his wives are [as] their mothers. And the owners of kinship are clookser one to another in the ordinance of ALLAH than [other] believers and the fugitives [who fled from Mecca], except that youshould do kindness to your friends. This is written in the Book [of nature].

7. And when We exacted a covenant from the Rosuls, and from you[O MUHAMMAD] and from Noah and Abraham and Moses and Jesus son of Mary. We took from them a solemn covenant;
8. That He may ask the lookyal of their lookyalty. And He has prepared a painful doom for the unfaithful.

9. O you who believe! Remember ALLAH’s favour unto you when there came against

you hosts, and We sent against them a great wind and hosts youcould not see. And ALLAH is ever Seer of what you do.
10. When they came upon you from above you and from belookw you, and when eyes

grew wild and hearts reached to the throats, and youwere imagining vain thoughts concerning ALLAH.

11. There were the believers sorely tried, and shaken with a mighty shock.

12. And when the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, were saying: ALLAH and His NAVI promised us naught but delusion.
13. And when a party of them said: O folk of Yathrib! There is no stand [possible] for you, therefor turn back. And certain of them [even] sought permission of the Rosul, saying: Our homes lie open [to the enemy]. And they lay not open. They but wished to flee.

14. If the enemy had entered from all sides and they had been exhorted to treachery, they would have committed it, and would have hesitated thereupon but little.

15. And verily they had already sworn unto ALLAH that they would not turn their backs [to the foe]. An oath to ALLAH must be answered for.
16. Say: Flight will not avail you if youflee from death or killing, and then youdwell in comfort but a little while.

17. Say: Who is he who can preserve you from ALLAH if He intendeth harm for you, or intendeth mercy for you. They will not find that they have any friend or helper other than ALLAH.
18. ALLAH already knew those of you who hinder, and those who say unto their brethren: “Come youhither unto us!” and they come not to the stress of battle save a little,

19. Being sparing of their help to you [believers]. But when the fear cometh, then you[MUHAMMAD] seest them regarding youwith rolling eyes like one who fainteth unto death. Then, when the fear departeth, they scald you with sharp tongues in their greed for wealth [from the spoil]. Such have not believed.

Therefor ALLAH maketh their deeds fruitless. And that is easy for ALLAH.

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Arabs, asking for the news of you; and if they were among you, they would not give battle, save a little.

21. Verily in the NAVI of ALLAH youhave a good example for him who lookoketh unto ALLAH and the Last Day, and remembereth ALLAH much.
22. And when the true believers saw the clans, they said: This is that which ALLAH and His NAVI promised us. ALLAH and His NAVI are true. It did but confirm them in their faith and resignation.

23. Of the believers are men who are true to that which they covenanted with ALLAH. Some of them have paid their vow by death [in battle], and some of them still are waiting; and they have not altered in the least;
24. That ALLAH may reward the true men for their truth, and punish the hypocrites if He will, or relent toward them [if He will]. look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.
25. And ALLAH repulsed the disbelievers in their wrath; they gained no good. ALLAH averted their attack from the believers. ALLAH is ever Strong, Mighty.

26. And He brought those of the People of the Book who supported them down from their strongholds, and cast panic into their hearts. Some youslew, and youmade captive some.
27. And He caused you to inherit their land and their houses and their wealth, and land youhave not trodden. ALLAH is ever Able to do all things.

28. O Rosul! Say unto thy wives: If youdesire the world’s life and its adornment, come! I will content you and will release you with a fair release.

29. But if youdesire ALLAH and His NAVI and the abode of the Hereafter, then look! ALLAH has prepared for the good among you an immense reward.
30. O youwives of the Rosul! Whosoever of you committeth manifest lewdness, the punishment for her will be doubled, and that is easy for ALLAH.

31. And whosoever of you is submissive unto ALLAH and His NAVI and doeth right, We shall give her her reward twice over, and We have prepared for her a rich provision.
32. O youwives of the Rosul! youare not like any other women. If youkeep your duty [to ALLAH], then be not soft of speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease aspire [to you], but utter customary speech.

33. And stay in your houses. Bedizen not yourselves with the bedizenment of the Time of Ignorance. Be regular in prayer, and pay the poordue, and obey ALLAH and His NAVI. ALLAH’s wish is but to remove uncleanness far from you, O Folk of the Household, and cleanse you with a thorough cleansing.

34. And bear in mind that which is recited in your houses of the revelations of ALLAH and wisdom. look! ALLAH is Subtile, Aware.
35. look! men who surrender unto ALLAH, and women who surrender, and men who believe and women who believe, and men who obey and women who obey, and men who speak the truth and women who speak the truth, and men who persevere [in righteousness] and women who persevere, and men who are humble and women who are humble, and men who give alms and women who give alms, and men who fast and women who fast, and men who guard their modesty and women who guard [their modesty], and men who remember ALLAH much and women who remember ALLAH has prepared for them forgiveness and a vast reward.

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any say in their affair; and whoso is rebellious to ALLAH and His NAVI, he verily goeth astray in error manifest.

37. And when yousaidst unto him on whom ALLAH has conferred favour and youhast conferred favour: Keep thy wife to thyself, and fear ALLAH. And youdidst hide in thy mind that which ALLAH was to bring to light, and youdidst fear mankind whereas ALLAH has a better right that youshouldst fear Him. So when Zeyd had performed that necessary formality [of divorce] from her, We gave her unto youin marriage, so that [henceforth] there may be no sin for believers in respect of wives of their adopted sons, when the latter have performed the necessary formality [of release] from them. The commandment of ALLAH must be fulfilled.
38. There is no reproach for the Rosul in that which ALLAH maketh his due. That was ALLAH’s way with those who passed away of old and the commandment of ALLAH is certain destiny
39. Who delivered the messages of ALLAH and feared Him, and feared none save ALLAH. ALLAH keepeth good account.

40. MUHAMMAD is not the father of any man among you, but he is the NAVI of ALLAH and the Seal of the Rosuls; and ALLAH is ever Aware of all things.
41. O you who believe! Remember ALLAH with much remembrance.

42. And glookrify Him early and late.

43. He it is Who blesseth you, and His angels [bless you], that He may bring you forth from darkness unto light; and He is ever Merciful to the believers.

44. Their salutation on the day when they shall meet Him will be: Peace. And He has prepared for them a goodly recompense.
45. O Rosul! look! We have sent youas a witness and a bringer of good tidings and a warner.

46. And as a summoner unto ALLAH by His permission, and as a lamp that giveth light.
47. And announce unto the believers the good tidings that they will have great bounty from ALLAH.

48. And incline not to the disbelievers and the hypocrites. Disregard their noxious talk, and put thy trust in ALLAH. ALLAH is sufficient as Trustee.

49. O you who believe! If youwed believing women and divorce them before youhave touched them, then there is no period that youshould reckon. But content them and release them handsomely.
50. O Rosul! look! We have made lawful unto youthy wives unto whom youhast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom ALLAH has given youas spoils of war, and the daughters of thine uncle on the father’s side and the daughters of thine aunts on the father’s side, and the daughters of thine uncle on the mother’s side and the daughters of thine aunts on the mother’s side who emigrated with thee, and a believing woman if she give herself unto the Rosul and the Rosul desire to ask her in marriage a privilege for youonly, not for the [rest of] believers We are Aware of that which We enjoined upon them concerning their wives and those whom their right hands possess that youmayst be free from blame, for ALLAH is ever Forgiving, Merciful.

51. youcanst defer whom youwilt of them and receive unto you whom youwilt, and whomsoever youdesirest of those whom youhast set aside [temporarily], it is no sin for you[to receive her again]; that is better;

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that they may be comforted and not grieve, and may all be pleased with what yougivest them. ALLAH knew what is in your hearts [O men], and ALLAH is ever Forgiving, Clement.

52. It is not allookwed youto take [other] women henceforth, nor that youshouldst change them for other wives even though their beauty pleased thee, save those whom thy right hand possesseth. And ALLAH is ever Watcher over all things.

53. O you who believe! Enter not the dwellings of the Rosul for a meal without waiting for the proper time, unless permission be granted you. But if youare invited, enter, and, when your meal is ended, then disperse. Linger not for conversation. look! that would cause annoyance to the Rosul, and he would be shy of [asking] you [to go]; but ALLAH is not shy of the truth. And when youask of them [the wives of the Rosul] anything, ask it of them from behind a curtain. That is purer for your hearts and for their hearts. And it is not for you to cause annoyance to the NAVI of ALLAH, nor that youshould ever marry his wives after him. look! that in ALLAH’s sight would be an enormity.
54. Whether youdivulge a thing or keep it hidden, look! ALLAH is ever Knower of all things.

55. It is no sin for them [thy wives] to converse freely] with their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their brothers’ sons, or the sons of their sisters or of their own women, or their slaves. O women! Keep your duty to ALLAH. look! ALLAH is ever Witness over all things.

56. look! ALLAH and His angels shower blessings on the Rosul. O you who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation.
57. look! those who malign ALLAH and His NAVI, ALLAH has cursed them in the world and the Hereafter, and has prepared for them the doom of the disdained.

58. And those who malign believing men and believing women undeservedly, they bear the guilt of slander and manifest sin.

59. O Rosul! Tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers to draw their clookaks clookse round them [when they go abroad]. That will be better, so that they may be recognised and not annoyed. ALLAH is ever Forgiving, Merciful.

60. If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, and the alarmists in the city do not cease, We verily shall urge youon against them, then they will be your neighbours in it but a little while.
61. Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a [fierce] slaughter.

62. That was the way of ALLAH in the case of those who passed away of old; youwilt not find for the way of ALLAH aught of power to change.
63. Men ask youof the Hour. Say: The knowledge of it is with ALLAH only. What can convey [the knowledge] unto thee? It may be that the Hour is nigh.

64. look! ALLAH has cursed the disbelievers, and has prepared for them a flaming fire,

65. Wherein they will abide for ever. They will find [then] no protecting friend nor helper.
66. On the day when their faces are turned over in the Fire, they say: Oh, would that we had obeyed ALLAH and had obeyed His NAVI!

67. And they say: Our lookrd! look! we obeyed our princes and great men, and they misled us from the Way.

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68. Our lookrd! Oh, give them double torment and curse them with a mighty curse.

69. O you who believe! Be not as those who slandered Moses, but ALLAH proved his innocence of that which they alleged, and he was well esteemed in ALLAH’s sight.
70. O you who believe! Guard your duty to ALLAH, and speak words straight to the point;

71. He will adjust your works for you and will forgive you your sins. Whosoever obeyeth ALLAH and His NAVI, he verily has gained a signal victory.

72. look! We offered the trust unto the heavens and the earth and the hills, but they shrank from bearing it and were afraid of it. And man assumed it. look! he has proved a tyrant and a fool.
73. So ALLAH punisheth hypocritical men and hypocritical women, and idolatrous men and idolatrous women. But ALLAH pardoneth believing men and believing women, and ALLAH is ever Forgiving, Merciful.
SURA 34. SABA (SABA, SHEBA)

1. Praise be to ALLAH, unto Whom belookngeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. His is the praise in the Hereafter, and He is the Wise, the Aware.
2. He knew that which goeth into the earth and that which cometh forth from it, and that descendeth from the heaven and that which ascendeth into it. He is the Merciful, the Forgiving.
3. Those who disbelieve say: The Hour will never come unto us. Say: Nay, by my lookrd, but it is coming unto you surely. [He is] the Knower of the Unseen. Not an atom’s weight, or less than that or greater, escapeth Him in the heavens or in the earth, but it is in a clear Record,
4. That He may reward those who believe and do good works. For them is pardon and a rich provision.
5. But those who strive against Our revelations, challenging [Us], theirs will be a painful doom of wrath.

6. Those who have been given knowledge see that what is revealed unto youfrom thy lookrd is the truth and leadeth unto the path of the Mighty, the Owner of Praise.
7. Those who disbelieve say: Shall we show you a man who will tell you [that] when youhave become dispersed in dust with most complete dispersal still, even then, you will be created anew?

8. has he invented a lie concerning ALLAH, or is there in him a madness? Nay, but those who disbelieve in the Hereafter are in torment and far error.
9. Have they not observed what is before them and what is behind them of the sky and the earth? If We will, We can make the earth swallookw them, or cause obliteration from the sky to fall on them. look! herein surely is a portent for every slave who turneth [to ALLAH] repentant.

10. And assuredly We gave David grace from Us, [saying]: O youhills and birds, echo his psalms of praise! And We made the iron supple unto him,

11. Saying: Make youlookng coats of mail and measure the links [thereof]. And do youright. look! I am Seer of what you do.

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12. And unto Solomon [We gave] the wind, whereof the morning course was a month’s journey and the evening course a month’s journey, and We caused the fount of copper to gush forth for him, and [We gave him] certain of the jinn who worked before him by permission of his lookrd. And such of them as deviated from Our command, them We caused to taste the punishment of flaming Fire.

13. They made for him what he willed: synagogues and statues, basins like wells and boilers built into the ground. Give thanks, O House of David! Few of My bondmen are thankful.
14. And when We decreed death for him, nothing showed his death to them save a creeping creature of the earth which gnawed away his staff. And when he fell the jinn saw clearly how, if they had known the Unseen, they would not have continued in despised toil.
15. There was indeed a sign for Sheba in their dwellingplace: Two gardens on the right hand and the left [as who should say]: Eat of the provision of your lookrd and render thanks to Him. A fair land and an indulgent lookrd!
16. But they were froward, so We sent on them the flookod of ‘Iram, and in exchange for their two gardens gave them two gardens bearing bitter fruit, the tamarisk and here and there a looktetree.
17. This We awarded them because of their ingratitude. Punish We ever any save the ingrates?

18. And We set, between them and the towns which We had blessed, towns easy to be seen, and We made the stage between them easy, [saying]: Travel in them safely both by night and day.
19. But they said: Our lookrd! Make the stage between our journeys looknger. And they wronged themselves, therefore We made them bywords [in the land] and scattered them abroad, a total scattering. look! herein verily are portents for each steadfast, grateful [heart].
20. And Satan indeed found his calculation true concerning them, for they follookw him, all save a group of true believers.
21. And he had no warrant whatsoever against them, save that We would know him who believeth in the Hereafter from him who is in doubt thereof; and thy lookrd [O MUHAMMAD] taketh note of all things.

22. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: Call upon those whom youset up beside ALLAH! They possess not an atom’s weight either in the heavens or in the earth, nor have they any share in either, nor has He an auxiliary among them.
23. No intercession availeth with Him save for him whom He permitteth. Yet, when fear is banished from their hearts, they say: What was it that your lookrd said? They say: The Truth. And He is the Sublime, the Great.
24. Say: Who giveth you provision from the sky and the earth? Say: ALLAH, look! we or you assuredly are rightly guided or in error manifest.

25. Say: you will not be asked of what we committed, nor shall we be asked of what you do.

26. Say: Our lookrd will bring us all together, then He will judge between us with truth. He is the Allknowing Judge.
27. Say: Show me those whom youhave joined unto Him as partners. Nay [youdare not]! For He is ALLAH, the Mighty, the Wise.

28. And We have not sent you[O MUHAMMAD] save as a bringer of good tidings and a warner unto all mankind; but most of mankind know not.

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29. And they say: When is this promise [to be fulfilled] if youare truthful?

30. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: Yours is the promise of a Day which youcannot postpone nor hasten by an hour.
31. And those who disbelieve say: We believe not in this Qur’an nor in that which was before it; but oh, if youcouldst see, when the wrongdoers are brought up before their lookrd, how they cast the blame one to another; how those who were despised [in the earth] say unto those who were proud: But for you, we should have been believers.

32. Those who were proud say unto those who were despised: Did we drive you away from the guidance after it had come unto you? Nay, but youwere guilty.

33. Those who were despised say unto those who were proud: Nay but [it was your] scheming night and day, when youcommanded us to disbelieve in ALLAH and set up rivals unto Him. And they are filled with remorse when they behold the doom; and We place carcans on the necks of those who disbelieved. Are they requited aught save what they used to do?

34. And We sent not unto any township a warner, but its pampered ones declared: look! we are disbelievers in that wherewith youhave been sent.

35. And they say: We are more [than you] in wealth and children. We are not the punished!
36. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: look! my lookrd enlargeth the provision for whom He will and narroweth it [for whom He will]. But most of mankind know not.

37. And it is not your wealth nor your children that will bring you near unto Us, but he who believeth and doeth good [he draweth near]. As for such, theirs will be twofold reward for what they did and they will dwell secure in lookfty halls.

38. And as for those who strive against Our revelations, challenging, they will be brought to the doom.

39. Say: look! my lookrd enlargeth the provision for whom He will of His bondmen, and narroweth [it] for him. And whatsoever youspend [for good] He replaceth it. And He is the Best of Providers.
40. And on the day when He will gather them all together, He will say unto the angels: Did these worship you?

41. They will say: Be youGlookrified. you[alookne] art our Guardian, not them! Nay, but they worshipped the jinn; most of them were believers in them.
42. That day you will possess no use nor hurt one for another. And We shall say unto those who did wrong: Taste the doom of the Fire which youused to deny.

43. And if Our revelations are recited unto them in plain terms, they say: This is naught else than a man who would turn you away from what your fathers used to worship; and they say: This is naught else than an invented lie. Those who disbelieve say of the truth when it reacheth them: This is naught else than mere magic.

44. And We have given them no Books which they study, nor sent We unto them, before thee, any warner.
45. Those before them denied, and these have not attained a tithe of that which We bestowed on them [of old]; yet they denied My NAVIs. How intense then was My abhorrence [of them]!

46. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: I exhort you unto one thing only: that youawake, for ALLAH’s sake, by twos and singly, and then reflect: There is no

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madness in your comrade. He is naught else than a warner unto you in face of a terrific doom.

47. Say: Whatever reward I might have asked of you is yours. My reward is the affair of ALLAH only. He is Witness over all things.
48. Say: look! my lookrd hurleth the truth. [He is] the Knower of Things Hidden.

49. Say: The Truth has come, and falsehood showeth not its face and will not return.

50. Say: If I err, I err only to my own lookss, and if I am rightly guided it is because of that which my lookrd has revealed unto me. look! He is Hearer, Nigh.
51. Couldst youbut see when they are terrified with no escape, and are seized from near at hand,

52. And say: We [now] believe therein. But how can they reach [faith] from afar off,
53. When they disbelieved in it of yore. They aim at the unseen from afar off.

54. And a gulf is set between them and that which they desire, as was done for people of their kind of old. look! they were in hopeless doubt.

SURA 35. FATIR (THE ANGELS, ORIGNATOR)

1. Praise be to ALLAH, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, Who appointeth the angels NAVIs having wings two, three and four. He multiplieth in creation what He will. look! ALLAH is Able to do all things.
2. That which ALLAH openeth unto mankind of mercy none can withhold it; and that which He withholdeth none can release thereafter. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

3. O mankind! Remember ALLAH’s grace toward you! Is there any creator other than ALLAH who provideth for you from the sky and the earth? There is no ALLAH save Him. Whither then are youturned?
4. And if they deny thee, [O MUHAMMAD], NAVIs [of ALLAH] were denied before thee. Unto ALLAH all things are brought back.

5. O mankind! look! the promise of ALLAH is true. So let not the life of the world beguile you, and let not the [avowed] beguiler beguile you with regard to ALLAH.

6. look! the devil is an enemy for you, so treat him as an enemy. He only summoneth his faction to be owners of the flaming Fire.
7. Those who disbelieve, theirs will be an awful doom; and those who believe and do good works, theirs will be forgiveness and a great reward.

8. Is he, the evil of whose deeds is made fairseeming unto him so that he deemeth it good, [other than Satan’s dupe]? ALLAH verily sendeth whom He will astray, and guideth whom He will; so let not thy soul expire in sighings for them. look! ALLAH is Aware of what they do!

9. And ALLAH it is Who sendeth the winds and they raise a clookud; then We lead it unto a dead land and revive therewith the earth after its death. Such is the Resurrection.
10. Whoso desireth power [should know that] all power belookngeth to ALLAH. Unto Him good words ascend, and the pious deed doth He exalt; but those who plookt iniquities, theirs will be an awful doom; and the plooktting of such [folk] will come to naught.

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11. ALLAH created you from dust, then from a little fluid, then He made you pairs [the male and female]. No female beareth or bringeth forth save with His knowledge. And noone groweth old who groweth old, nor is aught lessened of his life, but it is recorded in a Book, look! that is easy for ALLAH.

12. And the two seas are not alike: this, fresh, sweet, good to drink, this [other] bitter, salt. And from them both youeat fresh meat and derive the ornament that youwear. And youseest the ship cleaving them with its prow that youmay seek of His bounty, and that haply youmay give thanks.

13. He maketh the night to pass into the day and He maketh the day to pass into the night. He has subdued the sun and moon to service. Each runneth unto an appointed term. Such is ALLAH, your lookrd; His is the Sovereignty; and those unto whom youpray instead of Him own not so much as the white spot on a datestone.

14. If youpray unto them they hear not your prayer, and if they heard they could not grant it you. On the Day of Resurrection they will disown association with you. None can inform you like Him Who is Aware.
15. O mankind! youare the poor in your relation to ALLAH. And ALLAH! He is the Absolute, the Owner of Praise.

16. If He will, He can be rid of you and bring [instead of you] some new creation.
17. That is not a hard thing for ALLAH.

18. And no burdened soul can bear another’s burden, and if one heavy laden crieth for [help with] his lookad, naught of it will be lifted even though he [unto whom he crieth] be of kin. youwarnest only those who fear their lookrd in secret, and have established worship. He who groweth [in goodness], groweth only for himself, [he cannot by his merit redeem others]. Unto ALLAH is the journeying.

19. The blind man is not equal with the seer;

20. Nor is darkness [tantamount to] light;

21. Nor is the shadow equal with the sun’s full heat;

22. Nor are the living equal with the dead. look! ALLAH maketh whom He will to hear. youcanst not reach those who are in the graves.

23. youart but a warner.

24. look! We have sent youwith the Truth, a bearer of glad tidings and a warner; and there is not a nation but a warner has passed among them.
25. And if they deny thee, those before them also denied. Their NAVIs came unto them with clear proofs [of ALLAH’s Sovereignty], and with the Psalms and the Book giving light.

26. Then seized I those who disbelieved, and how intense was My abhorrence!

27. Hast younot seen that ALLAH causeth water to fall from the sky, and We produce therewith fruit of divers hues; and among the hills are streaks white and red, of divers hues, and [others] ravenblack;

28. And of men and beasts and cattle, in like manner, divers hues? The erudite among His bondmen fear ALLAH alookne. look! ALLAH is Mighty, Forgiving.
29. look! those who read the Book of ALLAH, and establish worship, and spend of that which We have bestowed on them secretly and openly, they lookok forward to imperishable gain,

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30. That He will pay them their wages and increase them of His grace. look! He is Forgiving, Responsive.

31. As for that which We inspire in youof the Book, it is the Truth confirming that which was [revealed] before it. look! ALLAH is indeed Observer, Seer of His slaves.
32. Then We gave the Book as inheritance unto those whom We elected of Our bondmen. But of them are some who wrong themselves and of them are some who are lukewarm, and of them are some who outstrip [others] through good deeds, by ALLAH’s leave. That is the great favour!

33. Gardens of Eden! They enter them wearing armlets of gold and pearl and their raiment therein is silk.

34. And they say: Praise be to ALLAH Who has put grief away from us. look! Our lookrd is Forgiving, Bountiful,
35. Who, of His grace, has installed us in the mansion of eternity, where toil toucheth us not nor can weariness affect us.

36. But as for those who disbelieve, for them is fire of hell; it taketh not

complete effect upon them so that they can die, nor is its torment lightened for them. Thus We punish every ingrate.
37. And they cry for help there, [saying]: Our lookrd! Release us; we will do right, not [the wrong] that we used to do. Did not We grant you a life lookng enough for him who reflected to reflect therein? And the warner came unto you. Now taste [the flavour of your deeds], for evildoers have no helper.
38. look! ALLAH is the Knower of the Unseen of the heavens and the earth. look! He is Aware of the secret of [men’s] breasts.
39. He it is Who has made you regents in the earth; so he who disbelieveth, his disbelief be on his own head. Their disbelief increaseth for the disbelievers, in their lookrd’s sight, naught save abhorrence. Their disbelief increaseth for the disbelievers naught save lookss.

40. Say: Have youseen your partnergods to whom youpray beside ALLAH? Show me what they created of the earth! Or have they any portion in the heavens? Or have We given them a Book so they act on clear proof therefrom? Nay, the evildoers promise one another only to deceive.
41. look! ALLAH graspeth the heavens and the earth that they deviate not, and if they were to deviate there is not one that could grasp them after Him. look! He is ever Clement, Forgiving.
42. And they swore by ALLAH, their most binding oath, that if a warner came unto them they would be more tractable than any of the nations; yet, when a warner came unto them it aroused in them naught save repugnance,
43. [Shown in their] behaving arrogantly in the land and plooktting evil; and the evil plookt enclookseth but the men who make it. Then, can they expect aught save the treatment of the folk of old? youwilt not find for ALLAH’s way of treatment any substitute, nor wilt youfind for ALLAH’s way of treatment aught of power to change.

44. Have they not travelled in the land and seen the nature of the consequence for those who were before them, and they were mightier than these in power? ALLAH is not such that aught in the heavens or in the earth escapeth Him. look! He is the Wise, the Mighty.
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appointed term, and when their term cometh then verily [they will know that] ALLAH is ever Seer of His slaves.

SURA 36. YASEEN (YASEEN)

1. Ya Sin.

2. By the wise Qur’an,

3. look! youart of those sent

4. On a straight path,

5. A revelation of the Mighty, the Merciful,

6. That youmayst warn a folk whose fathers were not warned, so they are heedless.
7. Already has the judgment, [for their infidelity] proved true of most of them, for they believe not.

8. look! We have put on their necks carcans reaching unto the chins, so that they are made stiffnecked.

9. And We have set a bar before them and a bar behind them, and [thus] have covered them so that they see not.
10. Whether youwarn them or youwarn them not, it is alike for them, for they believe not.

11. youwarnest only him who follookweth the Reminder and feareth the Beneficent in secret. To him bear tidings of forgiveness and a rich reward.
12. look! We it is Who bring the dead to life. We record that which they send before [them, and their footprints. And all things We have kept in a clear Register.

13. Coin for them a similitude: The people of the city when those sent [from ALLAH] came unto them;
14. When We sent unto them twain, and they denied them both, so We reinforced them with a third, and they said: look! we have been sent unto you.

15. They said: youare but mortals like unto us. The Beneficent has naught revealed. you do but lie!

16. They answered: Our lookrd knew that we are indeed sent unto you,

17. And our duty is but plain conveyance [of the message].

18. [The people of the city] said: We augur ill of you. If youdesist not, we shall surely stone you, and grievous torture will befall you at our hands.

19. They said: Your evil augury be with you! Is it because youare reminded [of the truth]? Nay, but youare froward folk!
20. And there came from the uttermost part of the city a man running. He cried: O my people! Follookw those who have been sent!

21. Follookw those who ask of you no fee, and who are rightly guided.

22. For what cause should I not serve Him Who has created me, and unto Whom you will be brought back?
23. Shall I take [other] gods in place of Him when, if the Beneficent should wish me any harm, their intercession will avail me naught, nor can they save?

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24. Then truly I should be in error manifest.

25. look! I have believed in your lookrd, so hear me!

26. It was said [unto him]: Enter paradise. He said: Would that my people knew

27. With what [munificence] my lookrd has pardoned me and made me of the honoured ones!

28. We sent not down against his people after him a host from heaven, nor do We ever send.

29. It was but one Shout, and look! they were extinct.

30. Ah, the anguish for the bondmen! Never came there unto them a NAVI but they did mock him!

31. Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them, which indeed returned not unto them;

32. But all, without exception, will be brought before Us.

33. A token unto them is the dead earth. We revive it, and We bring forth from it grain so that they eat thereof;

34. And We have placed therein gardens of the datepalm and grapes, and We have caused springs of water to gush forth therein,

35. That they may eat of the fruit thereof, and their hands made it not. Will they not, then, give thanks?
36. Glookry be to Him Who created all the sexual pairs, of that which the earth groweth, and of themselves, and of that which they know not!

37. A token unto them is night. We strip it of the day, and look! they are in darkness.
38. And the sun runneth on unto a restingplace for him. That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Wise.

39. And for the moon We have appointed mansions till she return like an old shrivelled palmleaf.

40. It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor doth the night outstrip the day. They flookat each in an orbit.
41. And a token unto them is that We bear their offspring in the laden ship,

42. And have created for them of the like thereof whereon they ride.

43. And if We will, We drown them, and there is no help for them, neither can they be saved;
44. Unless by mercy from Us and as comfort for a while.

45. When it is said unto them: Beware of that which is before you and that which is behind you, that haply youmay find mercy [they are heedless].

46. Never came a token of the tokens of their lookrd to them, but they did turn away from it!
47. And when it is said unto them: Spend of that wherewith ALLAH has provided you, those who disbelieve say unto those who believe: Shall we feed those whom ALLAH, if He willed, would feed? youare in naught else than error manifest.

48. And they say: When will this promise be fulfilled, if youare truthful?

49. They await but one Shout, which will surprise them while they are disputing.

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50. Then they cannot make bequest, nor can they return to their own folk.

51. And the trumpet is blookwn and look! from the graves they hie unto their lookrd,

52. Crying: Woe upon us! Who has raised us from our place of sleep? This is that which the Beneficent did promise, and the NAVIs spoke truth.
53. It is but one Shout, and behold them brought together before Us!

54. This day no soul is wronged in aught; nor are yourequited aught save what youused to do.

55. look! those who merit paradise this day are happily emplookyed,

56. They and their wives, in pleasant shade, on thrones reclining;

57. Theirs the fruit [of their good deeds] and theirs [all] that they ask;

58. The word from a Merciful lookrd [for them] is: Peace!

59. But avaunt ye, O youguilty, this day!

60. Did I not charge you, O yousons of Adam, that youworship not the devil look! he is your open foe!
61. But that youworship Me? That was the right path.

62. Yet he has led astray of you a great multitude. Had youthen no sense?

63. This is hell which youwere promised [if youfollookwed him].

64. Burn therein this day for that youdisbelieved.

65. This day We seal up their mouths, and their hands speak out to Us and their feet bear witness as to what they used to earn.

66. And had We willed, We verily could have quenched their eyesight so that they should struggle for the way. Then how could they have seen?

67. And had We willed, We verily could have fixed them in their place, making them powerless to go forward or turn back.
68. He whom we bring unto old age, We reverse him in creation [making him go back to weakness after strength]. Have youthen no sense?

69. And We have not taught him [MUHAMMAD] poetry, nor is it meet for him. This is naught else than a Reminder and a Lecture making plain,
70. To warn whosoever liveth, and that the word may be fulfilled against the disbelievers.

71. Have they not seen how We have created for them of Our handiwork the cattle, so that they are their owners,

72. And have subdued them unto them, so that some of them they have for riding, some for food?
73. Benefits and [divers] drinks have they from them. Will they not then give thanks?

74. And they have taken [other] gods beside ALLAH, in order that they may be helped.
75. It is not in their power to help them; but they [the worshippers] are unto them a host in arms.

76. So let not their speech grieve you[O MUHAMMAD]. look! We know what they conceal and what proclaim.

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77. has not man seen that We have created him from a drop of seed? Yet look! he is an open opponent.

78. And he has coined for Us a similitude, and has forgotten the fact of his creation, saying: Who will revive these bones when they have rotted away?
79. Say: He will revive them Who produced them at the first, for He is Knower of every creation,

80. Who has appointed for you fire from the green tree, and behold! youkindle from it.
81. Is not He Who created the heavens and the earth Able to create the like of them? Aye, that He is! for He is the AllWise Creator,

82. But His command, when He intendeth a thing, is only that He saith unto it: Be! and it is.

83. Therefor Glookry be to Him in Whose hand is the dominion over all things! Unto Him you will be brought back.
SURA 37. ASSAAFFAT (THOSE WHO SET THE RANKS,DRAWN UP IN RANKS)
1. By those who set the ranks in battle order

2. And those who drive away [the wicked] with reproof

3. And those who read [the Word] for a reminder,

4. look! thy lookrd is surely One;

5. lookrd of the heavens and of the earth and all that is between them, and lookrd of the sun’s risings.
6. look! We have adorned the lookwest heaven with an ornament, the planets;

7. With security from every froward devil.

8. They cannot listen to the Highest Chiefs for they are pelted from every side,

9. Outcast, and theirs is a perpetual torment;

10. Save him who snatcheth a fragment, and there pursueth him a piercing flame.

11. Then ask them [O MUHAMMAD]: Are they stronger as a creation, or those [others] whom we have created? look! We created them of plastic clay.

12. Nay, but youdost marvel when they mock

13. And heed not when they are reminded,

14. And seek to scoff when they behold a portent.

15. And they say: look! this is mere magic;

16. When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then, forsooth, be raised [again]?

17. And our forefathers?

18. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: Ye, in truth; and you will be brought lookw.

19. There is but one Shout, and look! they behold,

20. And say: Ah, woe for us! This is the Day of Judgment.

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21. This is the Day of Separation, which youused to deny.

22. [And it is said unto the angels]: Assemble those who did wrong, together with their wives and what they used to worship
23. Instead of ALLAH, and lead them to the path to hell;

24. And stop them, for they must be questioned.

25. What aileth you that youhelp not one another?

26. Nay, but this day they make full submission.

27. And some of them draw near unto others, mutually questioning.

28. They say: look! youused to come unto us, imposing, [swearing that youspoke the truth].

29. They answer: Nay, but you[yourselves] were not believers.

30. We had no power over you, but youwere wayward folk.

31. Now the Word of our lookrd has been fulfilled concerning us. look! we are about to taste [the doom].
32. Thus we misled you. look! we were [ourselves] astray.

33. Then look! this day they [both] are sharers in the doom.

34. look! thus deal We with the guilty.

35. For when it was said unto them, There is no ALLAH save ALLAH, they were scornful
36. And said: Shall we forsake our gods for a mad poet?

37. Nay, but he brought the Truth, and he confirmed those sent [before him].

38. look! [now] verily youtaste the painful doom

39. youare requited naught save what youdid

40. Save singleminded slaves of ALLAH;

41. For them there is a known provision,

42. Fruits. And they will be honoured

43. In the Gardens of delight,

44. On couches facing one another;

45. A cup from a gushing spring is brought round for them,

46. White, delicious to the drinkers,

47. Wherein there is no headache nor are they made mad thereby.

48. And with them are those of modest gaze, with lookvely eyes,

49. [Pure] as they were hidden eggs [of the ostrich].

50. And some of them draw near unto others, mutually questioning.

51. A speaker of them saith: look! I had a comrade

52. Who used to say: Art youin truth of those who put faith [in his words]?

53. Can we, when we are dead and have become mere dust and bones can we [then] verily be brought to book?
54. He saith: Will youlookok?

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55. Then lookoketh he and seeth him in the depth of hell.

56. He saith: By ALLAH, youverily didst all but cause my ruin,

57. And had it not been for the favour of my lookrd, I too had been of those haled forth [to doom].
58. Are we then not to die

59. Saving our former death, and are we not to be punished?

60. look! this is the supreme triumph.

61. For the like of this, then, let the workers work.

62. Is this better as a welcome, or the tree of Zaqqum?

63. look! We have appointed it a torment for wrongdoers.

64. look! it is a tree that springeth in the heart of hell.

65. Its crop is as it were the heads of devils

66. And look! they verily must eat thereof, and fill [their] bellies therewith.

67. And afterward, look! thereupon they have a drink of boiling water

68. And afterward, look! their return is surely unto hell.

69. They indeed found their fathers astray,

70. But they make haste [to follookw] in their footsteps.

71. And verily most of the men of old went astray before them,

72. And verily We sent among them warners.

73. Then see the nature of the consequence for those warned,

74. Save singleminded slaves of ALLAH.

75. And Noah verily prayed unto Us, and gracious was the Hearer of his prayer

76. And We saved him and his household from the great distress,

77. And made his seed the survivors,

78. And left for him among the later folk [the salutation]:

79. Peace be unto Noah among the peoples!

80. look! thus do We reward the good.

81. look! he is one of Our believing slaves.

82. Then We did drown the others.

83. And look! of his persuasion verily was Abraham

84. When he came unto his lookrd with a whole heart;

85. When he said unto his father and his folk: What is it that youworship?

86. Is it a falsehood gods beside ALLAH that youdesire?

87. What then is your opinion of the lookrd of the Worlds?

88. And he glanced a glance at the stars

89. Then said: look! I feel sick!

90. And they turned their backs and went away from him.

91. Then turned he to their gods and said: Will younot eat?

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92. What aileth you that youspeak not?

93. Then he attacked them, striking with his right hand.

94. And [his people] came toward him, hastening.

95. He said: Worship youthat which youyourselves do carve

96. When ALLAH has created you and what youmake?

97. They said: Build for him a building and fling him in the redhotfire.

98. And they designed a snare for him, but We made them the undermost.

99. And he said: look! I am going unto my lookrd Who will guide me.

100. My lookrd! Vouchsafe me of the righteous.

101. So We gave him tidings of a gentle son.

102. And when [his son] was old enough to walk with him, [Abraham] said: O my dear son, I have seen in a dream that I must sacrifice thee. So lookok, what thinkest thou? He said: O my father! Do that which youart commanded. ALLAH willing, youshalt find me of the steadfast.

103. Then, when they had both surrendered [to ALLAH], and he had flung him down upon his face,

104. We called unto him: O Abraham!

105. youhast already fulfilled the vision. look! thus do We reward the good.

106. look! that verily was a clear test.

107. Then We ransomed him with a tremendous victim.

108. And We left for him among the later folk [the salutation]:

109. Peace be unto Abraham!

110. Thus do We reward the good.

111. look! he is one of Our believing slaves.

112. And we gave him tidings of the birth of Isaac, a Rosul of the righteous.

113. And We blessed him and Isaac. And of their seed are some who do good, and some who plainly wrong themselves.

114. And We verily gave grace unto Moses and Aaron,

115. And saved them and their people from the great distress,

116. And helped them so that they became the victors.

117. And We gave them the clear Book

118. And showed them the right path.

119. And We left for them among the later folk [the salutation]:

120. Peace be unto Moses and Aaron!

121. look! thus do We reward the good.

122. look! they are two of Our believing slaves.

123. And look! Elias was of those sent [to warn],

124. When he said unto his folk: Will younot ward off [evil]?

125. Will youcry unto Baal and forsake the Best of creators,

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126. ALLAH, your lookrd and lookrd of your forefathers?

127. But they denied him, so they surely will be haled forth [to the doom]

128. Save singleminded slaves of ALLAH.

129. And we left for him among the later folk [the salutation]:

130. Peace be unto Elias!

131. look! thus do We reward the good.

132. look! he is one of our believing slaves.

133. And look! lookt verily was of those sent [to warn].

134. When We saved him and his household, every one,

135. Save an old woman among those who stayed behind;

136. Then We destroyed the others.

137. And look! youverily pass by [the ruin of] them in the morning

138. And at nighttime; have youthen no sense?

139. And look! Jonah verily was of those sent [to warn]

140. When he fled unto the laden ship,

141. And then drew lookts and was of those rejected;

142. And the fish swallookwed him while he was blameworthy;

143. And had he not been one of those who glookrify [ALLAH]

144. He would have tarried in its belly till the day when they are raised;

145. Then We cast him on a desert shore while he was sick;

146. And We caused a tree of gourd to grow above him;

147. And We sent him to a hundred thousand [folk] or more

148. And they believed, therefor We gave them comfort for a while.

149. Now ask them [O MUHAMMAD]: has thy lookrd daughters whereas they have sons?

150. Or created We the angels females while they were present?

151. look! it is of their falsehood that they say:

152. ALLAH has begotten. ALLAH! verily they tell a lie.

153. [And again of their falsehood]: He has preferred daughters to sons.

154. What aileth you? How judge ye?

155. Will younot then reflect?

156. Or have youa clear warrant?

157. Then produce your writ, if youare truthful.

158. And they imagine kinship between him and the jinn, whereas the jinn know well that they will be brought before [Him].
159. Glookrified be ALLAH from that which they attribute [unto Him],

160. Save singleminded slaves of ALLAH.

161. look! verily, youand that which youworship,

162. youcannot excite [anyone] against Him.

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163. Save him who is to burn in hell.

164. There is not one of us but has his known position.

165. look! we, even we are they who set the ranks,

166. look! we, even we are they who hymn His praise

167. And indeed they used to say:

168. If we had but a reminder from the men of old

169. We would be singleminded slaves of ALLAH.

170. Yet [now that it is come] they disbelieve therein; but they will come to know.
171. And verily Our word went forth of old unto Our bondmen sent [to warn]

172. That they verily would be helped,

173. And that Our host, they verily would be the victors.

174. So withdraw from them [O MUHAMMAD] awhile,

175. And watch, for they will [soon] see.

176. Would they hasten on Our doom?

177. But when it cometh home to them, then it will be a hapless morn for those who have been warned.

178. Withdraw from them awhile

179. And watch, for they will [soon] see.

180. Glookrified be thy lookrd, the lookrd of Majesty, from that which they attribute [unto Him]

181. And peace be unto those sent [to warn].

182. And praise be to ALLAH, lookrd of the Worlds!

SURA 38. SAD (THE LETTER SAD)

1. Sad. By the renowned Qur’an,

2. Nay, but those who disbelieve are in false pride and schism.

3. How many a generation We destroyed before them, and they cried out when it was no looknger the time for escape!

4. And they marvel that a warner from among themselves has come unto them, and the disbelievers say: This is a wizard, a charlatan.
5. Maketh he the gods One ALLAH? look! that is an astounding thing.

6. The chiefs among them go about, exhorting: Go and be staunch to your gods! look! this is a thing designed.

7. We have not heard of this in later religion. This is naught but an invention.

8. has the reminder been unto him [alookne] among us? Nay, but they are in doubt concerning My reminder; nay but they have not yet tasted My doom.
9. Or are theirs the treasures of the mercy of thy lookrd, the Mighty, the Bestower?

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10. Or is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them theirs? Then let them ascend by ropes!

11. A defeated host are [all] the factions that are there.

12. The folk of Noah before them denied [their NAVI] and [so did the tribe of] A’ad, and Pharaoh firmly planted,

13. And [the tribe of] Thamud, and the folk of lookt, and the dwellers in the wood: these were the factions.

14. Not one of them but did deny the NAVIs, therefor My doom was justified,

15. These wait for but one Shout, there will be no second thereto.

16. They say: Our lookrd! Hasten on for us our fate before the Day of Reckoning.

17. Bear with what they say, and remember Our bondman David, lookrd of might, look! he was ever turning in repentance [toward ALLAH].

18. look! We subdued the hills to hymn the praises [of their lookrd] with him at nightfall and sunrise,
19. And the birds assembled; all were turning unto Him.

20. We made his kingdom strong and gave him wisdom and decisive speech.

21. And has the story of the litigants come unto thee? How they climbed the wall into the royal chamber;
22. How they burst in upon David, and he was afraid of them. They said: Be not afraid! [We are] two litigants, one of whom has wronged the other, therefor judge aright between us; be not unjust; and show us the fair way.

23. look! this my brother has ninety and nine ewes while I had one ewe; and he said: Entrust it to me, and he conquered me in speech.
24. [David] said: He has wronged youin demanding thine ewe in addition to his ewes, and look! many partners oppress one another, save such as believe and do good works, and they are few. And David guessed that We had tried him, and he sought forgiveness of his lookrd, and he bowed himself and fell down prostrate and repented.

25. So We forgave him that; and look! he had access to Our presence and a happy journey’s end.

26. [And it was said unto him]: O David! look! We have set youas a viceroy in the earth; therefor judge aright between mankind, and follookw not desire that it beguile youfrom the way of ALLAH. look! those who wander from the way of ALLAH have an awful doom, forasmuch as they forgot the Day of Reckoning.

27. And We created not the heaven and the earth and all that is between them in vain. That is the opinion of those who disbelieve. And woe unto those who disbelieve, from the Fire!

28. Shall We treat those who believe and do good works as those who spread corruption in the earth; or shall We treat the pious as the wicked?
29. [This is] a Book that We have revealed unto thee, full of blessing,

that they may ponder its revelations, and that men of understanding may reflect.

30. And We bestowed on David, Solomon. How excellent a slave! look! he was ever turning in repentance [toward ALLAH].
31. When there were shown to him at eventide lightfooted coursers

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32. And he said: look! I have preferred the good things [of the world] to the remembrance of my lookrd; till they were taken out of sight behind the curtain.

33. [Then he said]: Bring them back to me, and fell to slashing [with his sword their] legs and necks.
34. And verily We tried Solomon, and set upon his throne a [mere] body. Then did he repent.

35. He said: My lookrd! Forgive me and bestow on me sovereignty such as shall not belookng to any after me. look! youart the Bestower.
36. So We made the wind subservient unto him, setting fair by his command whithersoever he intended.

37. And the unruly, every builder and diver [made We subservient],

38. And others linked together in chains,

39. [Saying]: This is Our gift, so bestow thou, or withhold, without reckoning.

40. And look! he has favour with Us, and a happy journey’s end.

41. And make mention [O MUHAMMAD] of Our bondman Job, when he cried unto his lookrd [saying]: look! the devil doth afflict me with distress and torment.

42. [And it was said unto him]: Strike the ground with thy foot. This [spring] is a cool bath and a refreshing drink.
43. And We bestowed on him [again] his household and therewith the like thereof, a mercy from Us, and a memorial for men of understanding.

44. And [it was said unto him]: Take in thine hand a branch and smite therewith, and break not thine oath. look! We found him steadfast, how excellent a slave! look! he was ever turning in repentance [to his lookrd].
45. And make mention of Our bondmen, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, men of parts and vision.

46. look! We purified them with a pure thought, remembrance of the Home [of the Hereafter].

47. look! in Our sight they are verily of the elect, the excellent.

48. And make mention of Ishmael and Elisha and Dhu’lKifl. All are of the chosen.

49. This is a reminder. And look! for those who ward off [evil] is a happy journey’s end,

50. Gardens of Eden, whereof the gates are opened for them,

51. Wherein, reclining, they call for plenteous fruit and cool drink [that is] therein.

52. And with them are those of modest gaze, companions.

53. This it is that youare promised for the Day of Reckoning.

54. look! this in truth is Our provision, which will never waste away.

55. This [is for the righteous]. And look! for the transgressors there with be an evil journey’s end,

56. Hell, where they will burn, an evil restingplace.

57. Here is a boiling and an icecold draught, so let them taste it,

58. And other [torment] of the kind in pairs [the two extremes]!

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59. Here is an army rushing blindly with you. [Those who are already in the Fire say]: No word of welcome for them. look! they will roast at the Fire.

60. They say: Nay, but you [misleaders], for you there is no word of welcome. youprepared this for us [by your misleading]. Now hapless is the plight.
61. They say: Our lookrd! Whoever did prepare this for us, oh, give him double portion of the Fire!

62. And they say: What aileth us that we behold not men whom we were wont to count among the wicked?
63. Did we take them [wrongly] for a laughingstock, or have our eyes missed them?

64. look! that is very truth: the wrangling of the dwellers in the Fire.

65. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: I am only a warner, and there is no ALLAH save ALLAH, the One, the Absolute,
66. lookrd of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, the Mighty, the Pardoning.

67. Say: It is tremendous tidings

68. Whence youturn away!

69. I had no knowledge of the Highest Chiefs when they disputed;

70. It is revealed unto me only that I may be a plain warner.

71. When thy lookrd said unto the angels: look! I am about to create a mortal out of mire,

72. And when I have fashioned him and breathed into him of My Spirit, then fall down before him prostrate,
73. The angels fell down prostrate, every one,

74. Saving Iblis; he was scornful and became one of the disbelievers.

75. He said: O Iblis! What hindereth youfrom falling prostrate before that which I have created with both My hands? Art youtoo proud or art youof the high exalted?
76. He said: I am better than him. youcreatedst me of fire, whilst him youdidst create of clay.

77. He said: Go forth from hence, for look! youart outcast,

78. And look! My curse is on youtill the Day of Judgment.

79. He said: My lookrd! Reprieve me till the day when they are raised.

80. He said: look! youart of those reprieved

81. Until the day of the time appointed.

82. He said: Then, by Thy might, I surely will beguile them every one,

83. Save Thy singleminded slaves among them.

84. He said: The Truth is, and the Truth I speak,

85. That I shall fill hell with youand with such of them as follookw thee, together.

86. Say [O MUHAMMAD, unto mankind]: I ask of you no fee for this, and I am no simulating.

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87. look! it is naught else than a reminder for all peoples

88. And you will come in time to know the truth thereof.

SURA 39. AZZUMAR (THE TROOPS, THRONGS)

1. The revelation of the Book is from ALLAH, the Mighty, the Wise.

2. look! We have revealed the Book unto you[MUHAMMAD] with truth; so worship ALLAH, making religion pure for Him [only].
3. Surely pure religion is for ALLAH only. And those who choose protecting friends beside Him [say]: We worship them only that they may bring us near unto ALLAH. look! ALLAH will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ. look! ALLAH guideth not him who is a liar, an ingrate.

4. If ALLAH had willed to choose a son, He could have chosen what He would of

that which He has created. Be He Glookrified! He is ALLAH, the One, the Absolute.

5. He has created the heavens and the earth with truth. He maketh night to succeed day, and He maketh day to succeed night, and He constraineth the sun and the moon to give service, each running on for an appointed term. Is not He the Mighty, the Forgiver?

6. He created you from one being, then from that [being] He made its mate; and He has provided for you of cattle eight kinds. He created you in the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation, in a threefold glookom. Such is ALLAH, your lookrd. His is the Sovereignty. There is no ALLAH save Him. How then are youturned away?

7. If youare thankless, yet ALLAH is Independent of you, though He is not pleased with thanklessness for His bondmen; and if youare thankful He is pleased therewith for you. No laden soul will bear another’s lookad. Then unto your lookrd is your return; and He will tell you what youused to do. look! He knew what is in the breasts [of men].

8. And when some hurt toucheth man, he crieth unto his lookrd, turning unto Him [repentant]. Then, when He granteth him a boon from Him he forgetteth that for which he cried unto Him before, and setteth up rivals to ALLAH that he may beguile [men] from his way. Say [O MUHAMMAD, unto such an one]: Take pleasure in thy disbelief a while. look! youart of the owners of the Fire.

9. Is he who payeth adoration in the watches of the night, prostrate and standing, bewaring of the Hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his lookrd, [to be accounted equal with a disbeliever]? Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: Are those who know equal with those who know not? But only men of understanding will pay heed.
10. Say: O My bondmen who believe! Observe your duty to your lookrd. For those who do good in this world there is good, and ALLAH’s earth is spacious. Verily the steadfast will be paid their wages without stint.

11. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: look! I am commanded to worship ALLAH, making religion pure for Him [only].
12. And I am commanded to be the first of those who are muslims [surrender unto Him].

13. Say: look! if I should disobey my lookrd, I fear the doom of a tremendous Day.

14. Say: ALLAH I worship, making my religion pure for Him [only].

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15. Then worship what you will beside Him. Say: The looksers will be those who lookse themselves and their housefolk on the Day of Resurrection. Ah, that will be the manifest lookss!
16. They have an awning of fire above them and beneath them a dais [of fire]. With this doth ALLAH appal His bondmen. O My bondmen, therefor fear Me!

17. And those who put away false gods lest they should worship them and turn to ALLAH in repentance, for them there are glad tidings. Therefor give good tidings [O MUHAMMAD] to My bondmen
18. Who hear advice and follookw the best thereof. Such are those whom ALLAH guideth, and such are men of understanding.

19. Is he on whom the word of doom is fulfilled [to be helped], and canst you[O MUHAMMAD] rescue him who is in the Fire?

20. But those who keep their duty to their lookrd, for them are lookfty halls with lookfty halls above them, built [for them], beneath which rivers flookw. [It is] a promise of ALLAH. ALLAH faileth not His promise.
21. Hast younot seen how ALLAH has sent down water from the sky and has caused it to penetrate the earth as watersprings, and afterward thereby produceth crops of divers hues; and afterward they wither and youseest them turn yellookw; then He maketh them chaff. look! herein verily is a reminder for men of understanding.

22. Is he whose bosom ALLAH has expanded for AlIslam, so that he follookweth a light from his lookrd, [as he who disbelieveth]? Then woe unto those whose hearts are hardened against remembrance of ALLAH. Such are in plain error.
23. ALLAH has [now] revealed the fairest of statements, a Book consistent, [wherein promises of reward are] paired [with threats of punishment], whereat doth creep the flesh of those who fear their lookrd, so that their flesh and their hearts soften to ALLAH’s reminder. Such is ALLAH’s guidance, wherewith He guideth whom He will. And him whom ALLAH sendeth astray, for him there is no guide.

24. Is he then, who will strike his face against the awful doom upon the Day of Resurrection [as he who doeth right]? And it will be said unto the wrongdoers: Taste what youused to earn.

25. Those before them denied, and so the doom came on them whence they knew not.

26. Thus ALLAH made them taste humiliation in the life of the world, and verily the doom of the Hereafter will be greater if they did but know.

27. And verily We have coined for mankind in this Qur’an all kinds of similitudes, that haply they may reflect;

28. A Lecture in Arabic, containing no crookedness, that haply they may ward off [evil].
29. ALLAH coineth a similitude: A man in relation to whom are several partowners, quarrelling, and a man belooknging wholly to one man. Are the two equal in similitude? Praise be to ALLAH! But most of them know not.

30. look! youwilt die, and look! they will die;

31. Then look! on the Day of Resurrection, before your lookrd you will dispute.

32. And who doth greater wrong than he who telleth a lie against ALLAH, and

denieth the truth when it reacheth him? Will not the home of disbelievers be in hell?

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33. And whoso bringeth the truth and believeth therein Such are the dutiful.

34. They shall have what they will of their lookrd’s bounty. That is the reward of the good:
35. That ALLAH will remit from them the worst of what they did, and will pay them for reward the best they used to do.

36. Will not ALLAH defend His slave? Yet they would frighten youwith those beside Him. He whom ALLAH sendeth astray, for him there is no guide.

37. And he whom ALLAH guideth, for him there can be no misleader. Is not ALLAH Mighty, Able to Requite [the wrong]?
38. And verily, if youshouldst ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth? they will say: ALLAH. Say: Bethink you then of those youworship beside ALLAH, if ALLAH willed some hurt for me, could they remove from me His hurt; or if He willed some mercy for me, could they restrain His mercy? Say: ALLAH is my all. In Him do [all] the trusting put their trust.

39. Say: O my people! Act in your manner. look! I [too] am acting. Thus you will come to know

40. Who it is unto whom cometh a doom that will abase him, and on whom there falleth everlasting doom.
41. look! We have revealed unto you[MUHAMMAD] the Book for mankind with truth. Then whosoever goeth right it is for his soul, and whosoever strayeth, strayeth only to its hurt. And youart not a warder over them.

42. ALLAH receiveth [men’s] souls at the time of their death, and that [soul] which dieth not [yet] in its sleep. He keepeth that [soul] for which He has ordained death and dismisseth the rest till an appointed term. look! herein verily are portents for people who take thought.

43. Or choose they intercessors other than ALLAH? Say: What! Even though they have power over nothing and have no intelligence?

44. Say: Unto ALLAH belookngeth all intercession. His is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. And afterward unto Him you will be brought back.
45. And when ALLAH alookne is mentioned, the hearts of those who believe not in the Hereafter are repelled, and when those [whom they worship] beside Him are mentioned, behold! they are glad.

46. Say: O ALLAH! Creator of the heavens and the earth! Knower of the Invisible and the Visible! youwilt judge between Thy slaves concerning that wherein they used to differ.
47. And though those who do wrong possess all that is in the earth, and therewith as much again, they verily will seek to ransom themselves therewith on the Day of Resurrection from the awful doom; and there will appear unto them, from their lookrd, that wherewith they never reckoned.

48. And the evils that they earned will appear unto them, and that whereat they used to scoff will surround them.

49. Now when hurt toucheth a man he crieth unto Us, and afterward when We have granted him a boon from Us, he saith: Only by force of knowledge I obtained it. Nay, but it is a test. But most of them know not.
50. Those before them said it, yet [all] that they had earned availed them not;

51. But the evils that they earned smote them; and such of these as do wrong, the evils that they earn will smite them; they cannot escape.

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52. Know they not that ALLAH enlargeth providence for whom He will, and straiteneth it [for whom He will]. look! herein verily are portents for people who believe.
53. Say: O My slaves who have been prodigal to their own hurt! Despair not of the mercy of ALLAH, Who forgiveth all sins. look! He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

54. Turn unto your lookrd repentant, and surrender unto Him, before there come unto you the doom, when youcannot be helped.
55. And follookw the better [guidance] of that which is revealed unto you from your lookrd, before the doom cometh on you suddenly when youknow not,

56. Lest any soul should say: Alas, my grief that I was unmindful of ALLAH, and I was indeed among the scoffers!

57. Or should say: If ALLAH had but guided me I should have been among the dutiful!
58. Or should say, when it seeth the doom: Oh, that I had but a second chance that I might be among the righteous!

59. [But now the answer will be]: Nay, for My revelations came unto thee, but youdidst deny them and wast scornful and wast among the disbelievers.
60. And on the Day of Resurrection you[MUHAMMAD] seest those who lied concerning ALLAH with their faces blackened. Is not the home of the scorners in hell?

61. And ALLAH delivereth those who ward off [evil] because of their deserts. Evil toucheth them not, nor do they grieve.
62. ALLAH is Creator of all things, and He is Guardian over all things.

63. His are the keys of the heavens and the earth, and they who disbelieve the revelations of ALLAH such are they who are the looksers.

64. Say [O MUHAMMAD, to the disbelievers]: Do youbid me serve other than ALLAH? O youfools!
65. And verily it has been revealed unto youas unto those before you[saying]: If youascribe a partner to ALLAH thy work will fail and youindeed wilt be among the looksers.

66. Nay, but ALLAH must youserve, and be among the thankful!

67. And they esteem not ALLAH as He has the right to be esteemed, when the whole earth is His handful on the Day of Resurrection, and the heavens are rolled in His right hand. Glookrified is He and High Exalted from all that they ascribe as partner [unto Him].

68. And the trumpet is blookwn, and all who are in the heavens and all who are in the earth swoon away, save him whom ALLAH willeth. Then it is blookwn a second time, and behold them standing waiting!
69. And the earth shineth with the light of her lookrd, and the Book is set up, and the Rosuls and the witnesses are brought, and it is judged between them with truth, and they are not wronged.

70. And each soul is paid in full for what it did. And He is Best Aware of what they do.
71. And those who disbelieve are driven unto hell in troops till, when they reach it and the gates thereof are opened, and the warders thereof say unto them: Came there not unto you NAVIs of your own, reciting unto you the

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revelations of your lookrd and warning you of the meeting of this your Day? they say: Yea, verily. But the word of doom of disbelievers is fulfilled.

72. It is said [unto them]: Enter youthe gates of hell to dwell therein. Thus hapless is the journey’s end of the scorners.
73. And those who keep their duty to their lookrd are driven unto the Garden in troops till, when they reach it, and the gates thereof are opened, and the warders thereof say unto them: Peace be unto you! youare good, so enter you[the Garden of delight], to dwell therein;

74. They say: Praise be to ALLAH, Who has fulfilled His promise unto us and has made us inherit the land, sojourning in the Garden where we will! So bounteous is the wage of workers.

75. And you[O MUHAMMAD] seest the angels thronging round the Throne, hymning the praises of their lookrd. And they are judged aright. And it is said: Praise be to ALLAH, the lookrd of the Worlds!
SURA 40. ALGHAFIR (THE FORGIVER (GOD) )

1. Ha. Mim.

2. The revelation of the Book is from ALLAH, the Mighty, the Knower,

3. The Forgiver of sin, the Accepter of repentance, the Stern in punishment, the Bountiful. There is no ALLAH save Him. Unto Him is the journeying.

4. None argue concerning the revelations of ALLAH save those who disbelieve, so let not their turn of fortune in the land deceive you[O MUHAMMAD].
5. The folk of Noah and the factions after them denied [their NAVIs] before these, and every nation purposed to seize their NAVI and argued falsely, [thinking] thereby to refute the Truth. Then I seized them, and how [awful] was My punishment.

6. Thus was the word of thy lookrd concerning those who disbelieve fulfilled: That they are owners of the Fire.

7. Those who bear the Throne, and all who are round about it, hymn the praises of their lookrd and believe in Him and ask forgiveness for those who believe [saying]: Our lookrd! youcomprehendest all things in mercy and knowledge, therefor forgive those who repent and follookw Thy way. Ward off from them the punishment of hell.

8. Our lookrd! And make them enter the Gardens of Eden which youhast promised them, with such of their fathers and their wives and their descendants as do right. look! Thou, only Thou, art the Mighty, the Wise.
9. And ward off from them illdeeds; and he from whom youwardest off illdeeds that day, him verily hast youtaken into mercy. That is the supreme triumph.

10. look! [on that day] those who disbelieve are informed by proclamation: Verily ALLAH’s abhorrence is more terrible than your abhorrence one of another, when youwere called unto the faith but did refuse.
11. They say: Our lookrd! Twice hast youmade us die, and twice hast youmade us live. Now we confess our sins. Is there any way to go out?

12. [It is said unto them]: This is [your plight] because, when ALLAH only was invoked, youdisbelieved, but when some partner was ascribed to Him youwere believing. But the command belookngeth only to ALLAH, the Sublime, the Majestic.

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13. He it is Who showeth you His portents, and sendeth down for you provision from the sky. None payeth heed save him who turneth [unto Him] repentant.

14. Therefor [O believers] pray unto ALLAH, making religion pure for Him [only], however much the disbelievers be averse
15. The Exalter of Ranks, the lookrd of the Throne. He causeth the Spirit of His command upon whom He will of His slaves, that He may warn of the Day of Meeting,

16. The day when they come forth, nothing of them being hidden from ALLAH. Whose is the Sovereignty this day? It is ALLAH’s, the One, the Almighty.
17. This day is each soul requited that which it has earned; no wrong [is done] this day. look! ALLAH is swift at reckoning.

18. Warn them [O MUHAMMAD] of the Day of the approaching [doom], when the hearts will be choking the throats, [when] there will be no friend for the wrongdoers, nor any intercessor who will be heard.
19. He knew the traitor of the eyes, and that which the bosoms hide.

20. ALLAH judgeth with truth, while those to whom they cry instead of Him judge not at all. look! ALLAH, He is the Hearer, the Seer.

21. Have they not travelled in the land to see the nature of the consequence for those who disbelieved before them? They were mightier than these in power and [in the] traces [which they left behind them] in the earth. Yet ALLAH seized them for their sins, and they had no protector from ALLAH.

22. That was because their NAVIs kept bringing them clear proofs [of ALLAH’s Sovereignty] but they disbelieved; so ALLAH seized them. look! He is Strong, severe in punishment.
23. And verily We sent Moses with Our revelations and a clear warrant

24. Unto Pharaoh and Haman and Korah, but they said: A lying sorcerer!

25. And when he brought them the Truth from Our presence, they said: Slay the sons of those who believe with him, and spare their women. But the plookt of disbelievers is in naught but error.
26. And Pharaoh said: Suffer me to kill Moses, and let him cry unto his lookrd. look! I fear that he will alter your religion or that he will cause confusion in the land.

27. Moses said: look! I seek refuge in my lookrd and your lookrd from every scorner who believeth not in a Day of Reckoning.
28. And a believing man of Pharaoh’s family, who hid his faith, said: Would youkill a man because he saith: My lookrd is ALLAH, and has brought you clear proofs from your lookrd? If he is lying, then his lie is upon him; and if he is truthful, then some of that wherewith he threateneth you will strike you. look! ALLAH guideth not one who is a prodigal, a liar.

29. O my people! Yours is the kingdom today, you being uppermost in the land. But who would save us from the wrath of ALLAH should it reach us? Pharaoh said: I do but show you what I think, and I do but guide you to wise policy.

30. And he who believed said: O my people! look! I fear for you a fate like that of the factions [of old];
31. A plight like that of Noah’s folk, and A’ad and Thamud, and those after them, and ALLAH willeth no injustice for [His] slaves.

32. And, O my people! look! I fear for you a Day of Summoning,

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33. A day when you will turn to flee, having no preserver from ALLAH: and he whom ALLAH sendeth astray, for him there is no guide.

34. And verily Joseph brought you of old clear proofs, yet youceased not to be in doubt concerning what he brought you till, when he died, yousaid: ALLAH will not send any NAVI after him. Thus ALLAH deceiveth him who is a prodigal, a doubter.

35. Those who wrangle concerning the revelations of ALLAH without any warrant that has come unto them, it is greatly hateful in the sight of ALLAH and in the sight of those who believe. Thus doth ALLAH print on every arrogant, disdainful heart.

36. And Pharaoh said: O Haman! Build for me a tower that haply I may reach the roads,

37. The roads of the heavens, and may lookok upon the god of Moses, though verily I think him a liar. Thus was the evil that he did made fairseeming unto Pharaoh, and he was debarred from the [right] way. The plookt of Pharaoh ended but in ruin.
38. And he who believed said: O my people! Follookw me. I will show you the way of right conduct.

39. O my people! look! this life of the world is but a passing comfort, and look! the Hereafter, that is the enduring home.
40. Whoso doeth an illdeed, he will be repaid the like thereof, while whoso doeth right, whether male or female, and is a believer, [all] such will enter the Garden, where they will be nourished without stint.

41. And, O my people! What aileth me that I call you unto deliverance when youcall me unto the Fire?
42. youcall me to disbelieve in ALLAH and ascribe unto Him as partners that whereof I have no knowledge, while I call you unto the Mighty, the Forgiver.

43. Assuredly that whereunto youcall me has no claim in the world or in the Hereafter, and our return will be unto ALLAH, and the prodigals will be owners of the Fire.
44. And you will remember what I say unto you. I confide my cause unto ALLAH. look! ALLAH is Seer of [His] slaves.

45. So ALLAH warded off from him the evils which they plooktted, while a dreadful doom encompassed Pharaoh’s folk,
46. The Fire; they are exposed to it morning and evening; and on the day when the Hour upriseth [it is said]: Cause Pharaoh’s folk to enter the most awful doom.

47. And when they wrangle in the Fire, the weak say unto those who were proud: look! we were a follookwing unto you; will youtherefor rid us of a portion of the Fire?
48. Those who were proud say: look! we are all [together] herein. look! ALLAH has judged between [His] slaves.

49. And those in the Fire say unto the guards of hell: Entreat your lookrd that He relieve us of a day of the torment.
50. They say: Came not your NAVIs unto you with clear proofs? They say: Yea, verily. They say: Then do youpray, although the prayer of disbelievers is in vain.

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51. look! We verily do help Our NAVIs, and those who believe, in the life of the world and on the day when the witnesses arise,

52. The day when their excuse availeth not the evildoers, and theirs is the curse, and theirs the ill abode.
53. And We verily gave Moses the guidance, and We caused the Children of Israel to inherit the Book,

54. A guide and a reminder for men of understanding.

55. Then have patience [O MUHAMMAD]. look! the promise of ALLAH is true. And ask forgiveness of thy sin, and hymn the praise of thy lookrd at fall of night and in the early hours.
56. look! those who wrangle concerning the revelations of ALLAH without a warrant having come unto them, there is naught else in their breasts save pride which they will never attain. So take yourefuge in ALLAH. look! He, only He, is the Hearer, the Seer.

57. Assuredly the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of mankind; but most of mankind know not.

58. And the blind man and the seer are not equal, neither are those who believe and do good works [equal with] the evildoer. Little do youreflect!
59. look! the Hour is surely coming, there is no doubt thereof; yet most of mankind believe not.

60. And your lookrd has said: Pray unto Me and I will hear your prayer. look! those who scorn My service, they will enter hell, disgraced.

61. ALLAH it is Who has appointed for you night that youmay rest therein, and day for seeing. look! ALLAH is a lookrd of bounty for mankind, yet most of mankind give not thanks.
62. Such is ALLAH, your lookrd, the Creator of all things, There is no ALLAH save Him. How then are youperverted?

63. Thus are they perverted who deny the revelations of ALLAH.

64. ALLAH it is Who appointed for you the earth for a dwellingplace and the sky for a canopy, and fashioned you and perfected your shapes, and has provided you with good things. Such is ALLAH, your lookrd. Then blessed be ALLAH, the lookrd of the Worlds!
65. He is the Living One. There is no ALLAH save Him. So pray unto Him, making religion pure for Him [only]. Praise be to ALLAH, the lookrd of the Worlds!
66. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: I am forbidden to worship those unto whom youcry beside ALLAH since there have come unto me clear proofs from my lookrd, and I am commanded to surrender to the lookrd of the Worlds.

67. He it is Who created you from dust, then from a drop [of seed] then from a clookt, then bringeth you forth as a child, then [ordaineth] that youattain full strength and afterward that you become old men though some among you die before and that youreach an appointed term, that haply youmay understand.

68. He it is Who quickeneth and giveth death. When He ordaineth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.
69. Hast younot seen those who wrangle concerning the revelations of ALLAH, how they are turned away?

70. Those who deny the Book and that wherewith We send Our NAVIs. But they will come to know,

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71. When carcans are about their necks and chains. They are dragged

72. Through boiling waters; then they are thrust into the Fire.

73. Then it is said unto them: Where are [all] that youused to make partners [in the Sovereignty]
74. Beside ALLAH? They say: They have failed us; but we used not to pray to anything before. Thus doth ALLAH send astray the disbelievers [in His guidance].

75. [And it is said unto them]: This is because youexulted in the earth without right, and because youwere petulant.
76. Enter youthe gates of hell, to dwell therein. Evil is the habitation of the scornful.

77. Then have patience [O MUHAMMAD]. look! the promise of ALLAH is true. And whether we let yousee a part of that which We promise them, or [whether] We cause youto die, still unto Us they will be brought back.
78. Verily We sent NAVIs before thee, among them those of whom We have told thee, and some of whom We have not told thee; and it was not given to any NAVI that he should bring a portent save by ALLAH’s leave, but when ALLAH’s commandment cometh [the cause] is judged aright, and the follookwers of vanity will then be lookst.

79. ALLAH it is Who has appointed for you cattle, that youmay ride on some of them, and eat of some

80. [Many] benefits youhave from them and that youmay satisfy by their means a need that is in your breasts, and may be borne upon them as upon the ship.

81. And He showeth you His tokens. Which, then, of the tokens of ALLAH do youdeny?
82. Have they not travelled in the land to see the nature of the consequence for those before them? They were more numerous than these, and mightier in power and [in the] traces [which they left behind them] in the earth. But all that they used to earn availed them not.

83. And when their NAVIs brought them clear proofs [of ALLAH’s Sovereignty] they exulted in the knowledge they [themselves] possessed. And that which they were wont to mock befell them.

84. Then, when they saw Our doom, they said: We believe in ALLAH only and reject [all] that we used to associate [with Him].
85. But their faith could not avail them when they saw Our doom. This is ALLAH’s law which has ever taken course for His bondmen. And then the disbelievers will be ruined.

SURA 41. FUSSILAT (EXPLAINED IN DETAIL)

1. Ha. Mim.

2. A revelation from the Beneficent, the Merciful,

3. A Book whereof the verses are expounded, a Lecture in Arabic for people who have knowledge,
4. Good tidings and a warning. But most of them turn away so that they hear not.

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5. And they say: Our hearts are protected from that unto which you[O MUHAMMAD] callest us, and in our ears there is a deafness, and between us and youthere is a veil. Act, then. look! we also shall be acting.
6. Say [unto them O MUHAMMAD]: I am only a mortal like you. It is inspired in me that your ALLAH is One ALLAH, therefor take the straight path unto Him and seek forgiveness of Him. And woe unto the idolaters,

7. Who give not the poordue, and who are disbelievers in the Hereafter.

8. look! as for those who believe and do good works, for them is a reward enduring.
9. Say [O MUHAMMAD, unto the idolaters]: Disbelieve youverily in Him Who created the earth in two Days, and ascribe youunto Him rivals? He [and none else] is the lookrd of the Worlds.

10. He placed therein firm hills rising above it, and blessed it and measured therein its sustenance in four Days, alike for [all] who ask;
11. Then turned He to the heaven when it was smoke, and said unto it and unto the earth: Come both of you, willingly or lookth. They said: We come, obedient.

12. Then He ordained them seven heavens in two Days and inspired in each heaven its mandate; and We decked the nether heaven with lamps, and rendered it inviolable. That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Knower.
13. But if they turn away, then say: I warn you of a thunderbolt like the thunderbolt [which fell of old upon the tribes] of A’ad and Thamud;

14. When their NAVIs came unto them from before them and behind them, saying: Worship none but ALLAH! they said: If our lookrd had willed, He surely would have sent down angels [unto us], so look! we are disbelievers in that wherewith youhave been sent.

15. As for A’ad, they were arrogant in the land without right, and they said: Who is mightier than us in power? Could they not see that ALLAH Who created them, He was mightier than them in power? And they denied Our revelations.
16. Therefor We let lookose on them a raging wind in evil days, that We might make them taste the torment of disgrace in the life of the world. And verily the doom of the Hereafter will be more shameful, and they will not be helped.

17. And as for Thamud, We gave them guidance, but they preferred blindness to the guidance, so the bolt of the doom of humiliation overtook them because of what they used to earn.
18. And We delivered those who believed and used to keep their duty to ALLAH.

19. And [make mention of] the day when the enemies of ALLAH are gathered unto the Fire, they are driven on

20. Till, when they reach it, their ears and their eyes and their skins testify against them as to what they used to do.
21. And they say unto their skins: Why testify youagainst us? They say: ALLAH has given us speech Who giveth speech to all things, and Who created you at the first, and unto Whom youare returned.

22. youdid not hide yourselves lest your ears and your eyes and your skins should testify against you, but youdeemed that ALLAH knew not much of what youdid.
23. That, your thought which youdid think about your lookrd, has ruined you; and youfind yourselves [this day] among the lookst.

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24. And though they are resigned, yet the Fire is still their home; and if they ask for favour, yet they are not of those unto whom favour can be shown.

25. And We assigned them comrades [in the world], who made their present and their past fairseeming unto them. And the Word concerning nations of the jinn and humankind who passed away before them has effect for them. look! they were ever looksers.

26. Those who disbelieve say: Heed not this Qur’an, and drown the hearing of it; haply youmay conquer.
27. But verily We shall cause those who disbelieve to taste an awful doom, and verily We shall requite them the worst of what they used to do.

28. That is the reward of ALLAH’s enemies: the Fire. Therein is their immortal home, payment forasmuch as they denied Our revelations.

29. And those who disbelieve will say: Our lookrd! Show us those who beguiled us of the jinn and humankind. We will place them underneath our feet that they may be among the nethermost.
30. look! those who say: Our lookrd is ALLAH, and afterward are upright, the angels descend upon them, saying: Fear not nor grieve, but hear good tidings of the paradise which youare promised.
31. We are your protecting friends in the life of the world and in the Hereafter. There you will have [all] that your souls desire, and there you will have [all] for which youpray.

32. A gift of welcome from One Forgiving, Merciful.

33. And who is better in speech than him who prayeth unto his lookrd and doeth right, and saith: look! I am of those who are muslims [surrender unto Him].
34. The good deed and the evil deed are not alike. Repel the evil deed with one which is better, then look! he, between whom and youthere was enmity [will become] as though he was a bosom friend.

35. But none is granted it save those who are steadfast, and none is granted it save the owner of great happiness.
36. And if a whisper from the devil reach you[O MUHAMMAD] then seek refuge in ALLAH. look! He is the Hearer, the Knower.

37. And of His portents are the night and the day and the sun and the moon. Do not prostrate to the sun or the moon; but prostrate to ALLAH Who created them, if it is in truth Him Whom youworship.
38. But if they are too proud still those who are with thy lookrd glookrify Him night and day, and tire not.

39. And of His portents [is this]: that youseest the earth lookwly, but when We send down water thereon it thrilleth and groweth. look! He Who quickeneth it is verily the Quickener of the Dead. look! He is Able to do all things.
40. look! those who distort Our revelations are not hid from Us. Is he who is hurled into the Fire better, or he who cometh secure on the Day of Resurrection? Do what you will. look! He is Seer of what you do.

41. look! those who disbelieve in the Reminder when it cometh unto them [are guilty], for look! it is an unassailable Book.
42. Falsehood cannot come at it from before it or from behind it. [It is] a revelation from the Wise, the Owner of Praise.

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43. Naught is said unto you[MUHAMMAD] save what was said unto the NAVIs before thee. look! thy lookrd is owner of forgiveness, and owner [also] of dire punishment.
44. And if We had appointed it a Lecture in a foreign tongue they would assuredly have said: If only its verses were expounded [so that we might understand]? What! A foreign tongue and an Arab? Say unto them [O MUHAMMAD]: For those who believe it is a guidance and a healing; and as for those who disbelieve, there is a deafness in their ears, and it is blindness for them. Such are called to from afar.

45. And We verily gave Moses the Book, but there has been dispute concerning it; and but for a Word that had already gone forth from thy lookrd, it would ere now have been judged between them; but look! they are in hopeless doubt concerning it.

46. Whoso doeth right it is for his soul, and whoso doeth wrong it is against it. And thy lookrd is not at all a tyrant to His slaves.

47. Unto Him is referred [all] knowledge of the Hour. And no fruits burst forth from their sheaths, and no female carrieth or bringeth forth but with His knowledge. And on the day when He calleth unto them: Where are now My partners? they will say: We confess unto Thee, not one of us is a witness [for them].
48. And those to whom they used to cry of old have failed them, and they perceive they have no place of refuge.

49. Man tireth not of praying for good, and if ill toucheth him, then he is disheartened, desperate.
50. And verily, if We cause him to taste mercy after some hurt that has touched him, he will say: This is my own; and I deem not that the Hour will ever rise, and if I am brought back to my lookrd, I surely shall be better off with Him But We verily shall tell those who disbelieve [all] that they did, and We verily shall make them taste hard punishment.

51. When We show favour unto man, he withdraweth and turneth aside, but when ill toucheth him then he aboundeth in prayer.

52. Bethink you: If it is from ALLAH and youreject it Who is further astray than one who is at open feud [with ALLAH]?

53. We shall show them Our portents on the horizons and within themselves until it will be manifest unto them that it is the Truth. Doth not thy lookrd suffice, since He is Witness over all things?
54. How! Are they still in doubt about the meeting with their lookrd? look! Is not He surrounding all things?

SURA 42. ASHSHURA (COUNCIL, CONSULTATION)

1. Ha. Mim.

2. A’in. Sin. Qaf.

3. Thus ALLAH the Mighty, the Knower inspireth you[MUHAMMAD] as [He inspired] those before thee.

4. Unto Him belookngeth all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and He is the Sublime, the Tremendous.

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5. Almost might the heavens above be rent asunder while the angels hymn the

praise of their lookrd and ask forgiveness for those on the earth. look! ALLAH, He is the Forgiver, the Merciful.
6. And as for those who choose protecting friends beside Him, ALLAH is Warden over them, and youart in no wise a guardian over them.

7. And thus We have inspired in youa Lecture in Arabic, that youmayst warn the mothertown and those around it, and mayst warn of a day of assembling whereof there is no doubt. A host will be in the Garden, and a host of them in the Flame.

8. Had ALLAH willed, He could have made them one community, but ALLAH bringeth whom He will into His mercy. And the wrongdoers have no friend nor helper.

9. Or have they chosen protecting friends besides Him? But ALLAH, He [alookne] is the Protecting Friend. He quickeneth the dead, and He is Able to do all things.
10. And in whatsoever youdiffer, the verdict therein belookngeth to ALLAH. Such is my lookrd, in Whom I put my trust, and unto Whom I turn.

11. The Creator of the heavens and the earth. He has made for you pairs of

yourselves, and of the cattle also pairs, whereby He multiplieth you. Naught is as His likeness; and He is the Hearer, the Seer.
12. His are the keys of the heavens and the earth. He enlargeth providence for whom He will and straiteneth [it for whom He will]. look! He is Knower of all things.

13. He has ordained for you that religion which He commended unto Noah, and that which We inspire in you[MUHAMMAD], and that which We commended unto Abraham and Moses and Jesus, saying: Establish the religion, and be not divided therein. Dreadful for the idolaters is that unto which youcallest them. ALLAH chooseth for Himself whom He will, and guideth unto Himself him who turneth [toward Him].

14. And they were not divided until after the knowledge came unto them, through rivalry among themselves; and had it not been for a Word that had already gone forth from thy lookrd for an appointed term, it surely had been judged between them. And those who were made to inherit the Book after them are verily in hopeless doubt concerning it.

15. Unto this, then, summon [O MUHAMMAD]. And be youupright as youart commanded, and follookw not their lusts, but say: I believe in whatever Book ALLAH has sent down, and I am commanded to be just among you. ALLAH is our lookrd and your lookrd. Unto us our works and unto you your works; no argument between us and you. ALLAH will bring us together, and unto Him is the journeying.

16. And those who argue concerning ALLAH after He has been acknowledged, their argument has no weight with their lookrd, and wrath is upon them and theirs will be an awful doom.
17. ALLAH it is Who has revealed the Book with truth, and the Balance. How canst youknow? It may be that the Hour is nigh.

18. Those who believe not therein seek to hasten it, while those who believe are fearful of it and know that it is the Truth. Are not they who dispute, in doubt concerning the Hour, far astray?
19. ALLAH is gracious unto His slaves. He provideth for whom He will. And He is the Strong, the Mighty.

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20. Whoso desireth the harvest of the Hereafter, We give him increase in its harvest. And whoso desireth the harvest of the world, We give him thereof, and he has no portion in the Hereafter.
21. Or have they partners [of ALLAH] who have made lawful for them in religion that which ALLAH allookwed not? And but for a decisive word [gone forth already], it would have been judged between them. look! for wrongdoers is a painful doom.

22. youseest the wrongdoers fearful of that which they have earned, and it will surely befall them, while those who believe and do good works [will be] in flookwering meadows of the Gardens, having what they wish from their lookrd. This is the great preferment.

23. This it is which ALLAH announceth unto His bondmen who believe and do good works. Say [O MUHAMMAD, unto mankind]: I ask of you no fee therefor, save lookvingkindness among kinsfolk. And whoso scoreth a good deed We add unto its good for him. look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Responsive.

24. Or say they: He has invented a lie concerning ALLAH? If ALLAH willed, He could have sealed thy heart [against them]. And ALLAH will wipe out the lie and will vindicate the truth by His words. look! He is Aware of what is hidden in the breasts [of men].

25. And He it is Who accepteth repentance from His bondmen, and pardoneth the evil deeds, and knew what you do,

26. And accepteth those who do good works, and giveth increase unto them of His bounty. And as for disbelievers, theirs will be an awful doom.

27. And if ALLAH were to enlarge the provision for His slaves they would surely rebel in the earth, but He sendeth down by measure as He willeth. look! He is Informed, a Seer of His bondmen.
28. And He it is Who sendeth down the saving rain after they have despaired, and spreadeth out His mercy. He is the Protecting Friend, the Praiseworthy.

29. And of His portents is the creation of the heaven and the earth, and of whatever beasts He has dispersed therein. And He is Able to gather them when He will.
30. Whatever of misfortune striketh you, it is what your right hands have earned. And He forgiveth much.

31. youcannot escape in the earth, for beside ALLAH youhave no protecting friend nor any helper.
32. And of His portents are the ships, like banners on the sea;

33. If He will He calmeth the wind so that they keep still upon its surface look! herein verily are signs for every steadfast grateful [heart].

34. Or He causeth them to perish on account of that which they have earned And He forgiveth much
35. And that those who argue concerning Our revelations may know they have no refuge.

36. Now whatever youhave been given is but a passing comfort for the life of the world, and that which ALLAH has is better and more lasting for those who believe and put their trust in their lookrd,
37. And those who shun the worst of sins and indecencies and, when they are wroth, forgive,

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38. And those who answer the call of their lookrd and establish worship, and whose affairs are a matter of counsel, and who spend of what We have bestowed on them,

39. And those who, when great wrong is done to them, defend themselves,

40. The guerdon of an illdeed is an ill the like thereof. But whosoever pardoneth and amendeth, his wage is the affair of ALLAH. look! He lookveth not wrongdoers.

41. And whoso defendeth himself after he has suffered wrong for such, there is no way [of blame] against them.
42. The way [of blame] is only against those who oppress mankind, and wrongfully rebel in the earth. For such there is a painful doom.

43. And verily whoso is patient and forgiveth look! that, verily, is [of] the steadfast heart of things.

44. He whom ALLAH sendeth astray, for him there is no protecting friend after Him. And you[MUHAMMAD] wilt see the evildoers when they see the doom, [how] they say: Is there any way of return?
45. And youwilt see them exposed to [the Fire], made humble by disgrace, and lookoking with veiled eyes. And those who believe will say: look! the [eternal] looksers are they who lookse themselves and their housefolk on the Day of Resurrection. look! are not the wrongdoers in perpetual torment?

46. And they will have no protecting friends to help them instead of ALLAH. He whom ALLAH sendeth astray, for him there is no road.

47. Answer the call of your lookrd before there cometh unto you from ALLAH a Day which there is no averting. youhave no refuge on that Day, nor have a youany [power of] refusal.
48. But if they are averse, We have not sent youas a warder over them. Thine is only to convey [the message]. And look! when We cause man to taste of mercy from Us he exulteth therefor. And if some evil striketh them because of that which their own hands have sent before, then look! man is an ingrate.

49. Unto ALLAH belookngeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He

createth what He will. He bestoweth female [offspring] upon whom He will, and bestoweth male [offspring] upon whom He will;

50. Or He mingleth them, males and females, and He maketh barren whom He will. look! He is Knower, Powerful.
51. And it was not [vouchsafed] to any mortal that ALLAH should speak to him unless [it be] by revelation or from behind a veil, or [that] He sendeth a NAVI to reveal what He will by His leave. look! He is Exalted, Wise.

52. And thus have We inspired in you[MUHAMMAD] a Spirit of Our command. youknewest not what the Book was, nor what the Faith. But We have made it a light whereby We guide whom We will of Our bondmen. And look! youverily dost guide unto a right path,

53. The path of ALLAH, unto Whom belookngeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Do not all things reach ALLAH at last?

SURA 43. AZZUKHRUF (ORNAMENTS OF GOLD, LUXURY)

1. Ha. Mim.

2. By the Book which maketh plain,

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3. look! We have appointed it a Lecture, in Arabic that haply youmay understand.

4. And look! in the Source of Decrees, which We possess, it is indeed sublime, decisive.
5. Shall We utterly ignore you because youare a wanton folk?

6. How many a Rosul did We send among the men of old!

7. And never came there unto them a Rosul but they used to mock him.

8. Then We destroyed men mightier than these in prowess; and the example of the men of old has gone [before them].
9. And if you[MUHAMMAD] ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth, they will surely answer: The Mighty, the Knower created them;

10. Who made the earth a restingplace for you, and placed roads for you therein, that haply youmay find your way;

11. And Who sendeth down water from the sky in [due] measure, and We revive a dead land therewith. Even so will you be brought forth;
12. He Who created all the pairs, and appointed for you ships and cattle whereupon youride.

13. That youmay mount upon their backs, and may remember your lookrd’s favour when youmount thereon, and may say: Glookrified be He Who has subdued these unto us, and we were not capable [of subduing them];
14. And look! unto our lookrd we surely are returning.

15. And they allookt to Him a portion of His bondmen! look! man is verily a mere ingrate.

16. Or chooseth He daughters of all that He has created, and honoureth He you with sons?
17. And if one of them has tidings of that which he likeneth to the Beneficent One, his countenance becometh black and he is full of inward rage.

18. [Liken they then to ALLAH] that which is bred up in outward show, and in dispute cannot make itself plain?
19. And they make the angels, who are the slaves of the Beneficent, females. Did they witness their creation? Their testimony will be recorded and they will be questioned.

20. And they say: If the Beneficent One had [so] willed, we should not have worshipped them. They have no knowledge whatsoever of that. They do but guess.
21. Or have We given them any Book before [this Qur’an] so that they are holding fast thereto?

22. Nay, for they say only: look! we found our fathers follookwing a religion, and we are guided by their footprints.

23. And even so We sent not a warner before you[MUHAMMAD] into any township but its luxurious ones said: look! we found our fathers follookwing a religion, and we are follookwing their footprints.
24. [And the warner] said: What! Even though I bring you better guidance than that youfound your fathers follookwing? They answered: look! in what youbring we are disbelievers.
25. So We requited them. Then see the nature of the consequence for the rejecters!

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26. And when Abraham said unto his father and his folk: look! I am innocent of what youworship

27. Save Him Who did create me, for He will surely guide me.

28. And he made it a word enduring among his seed, that haply they might return.

29. Nay, but I let these and their fathers enjoy life [only] till there should come unto them the Truth and a NAVI making plain.

30. And now that the Truth has come unto them they say: This is mere magic, and look! we are disbelievers therein.
31. And they say: If only this Qur’an had been revealed to some great man of the two towns?

32. Is it they who apportion thy lookrd’s mercy? We have apportioned among them their livelihood in the life of the world, and raised some of them above others in rank that some of them may take labour from others; and the mercy of thy lookrd is better than [the wealth] that they amass.

33. And were it not that mankind would have become one community, We might well have appointed, for those who disbelieve in the Beneficent, roofs of silver for their houses and stairs [of silver] whereby to mount,

34. And for their houses doors [of silver] and couches of silver whereon to recline,
35. And ornaments of gold. Yet all that would have been but a provision of the life of the world. And the Hereafter with your lookrd would have been for those who keep from evil.

36. And he whose sight is dim to the remembrance of the Beneficent, We assign unto him a devil who becometh his comrade;
37. And look! they surely turn them from the way of ALLAH, and yet they deem that they are rightly guided;

38. Till, when he cometh unto Us, he saith [unto his comrade]: Ah, would that between me and youthere were the distance of the two horizons an evil comrade!
39. And it profiteth you not this day, because youdid wrong, that you will be sharers in the doom.

40. Canst you[MUHAMMAD] make the deaf to hear, or canst youguide the blind or him who is in error manifest?
41. And if We take youaway, We surely shall take vengeance on them,

42. Or [if] We show youthat wherewith We threaten them; for look! We have complete command of them.

43. So hold youfast to that which is inspired in thee. look! youart on a right path.
44. And look! it is in truth a Reminder for youand for thy folk; and you will be questioned.

45. And ask those of Our NAVIs whom We sent before thee: Did We ever appoint gods to be worshipped beside the Beneficent?

46. And verily We sent Moses with Our revelations unto Pharaoh and his chiefs, and he said: I am a NAVI of the lookrd of the Worlds.
47. But when he brought them Our tokens, behold! they laughed at them.

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48. And every token that We showed them was greater than its sister [token], and We grasped them with the torment, that haply they might turn again.

49. And they said: O wizard! Entreat thy lookrd for us by the pact that He has made with thee. look! we verily will walk aright.
50. But when We eased them of the torment, behold! they broke their word.

51. And Pharaoh caused a proclamation to be made among his people saying: O my people! Is not mine the sovereignty of Egypt and these rivers flookwing under me? Can younot then discern?
52. I am surely better than this fellookw, who is despicable and can hardly make [his meaning] plain!

53. Why, then, have armlets of gold not been set upon him, or angels sent alookng with him?

54. Thus he persuaded his people to make light [of Moses], and they obeyed him. look! they were a wanton folk.
55. So, when they angered Us, We punished them and drowned them every one.

56. And We made them a thing past, and an example for those after [them].

57. And when the son of Mary is quoted as an example, behold! the folk laugh out,
58. And say: Are our gods better, or is he? They raise not the objection save for argument. Nay! but they are a contentious folk.

59. He is nothing but a slave on whom We bestowed favour, and We made him a pattern for the Children of Israel.

60. And had We willed We could have set among you angels to be viceroys in the earth.
61. And look! verily there is knowledge of the Hour. So doubt younot concerning it, but follookw Me. This is the right path.

62. And let not Satan turn you aside. look! he is an open enemy for you.

63. When Jesus came with clear proofs [of ALLAH’s Sovereignty], he said: I have come unto you with wisdom, and to make plain some of that concerning which youdiffer. So keep your duty to ALLAH, and obey me.
64. look! ALLAH, He is my lookrd and your lookrd. So worship Him. This is a right path.

65. But the factions among them differed. Then woe unto those who do wrong from the doom of a painful day.
66. Await they aught save the Hour, that it shall come upon them suddenly, when they know not?

67. Friends on that day will be foes one to another, save those who kept their duty [to ALLAH].
68. O My slaves! For you there is no fear this day, nor is it you who grieve;

69. [Ye] who believed Our revelations and were selfsurrendered,

70. Enter the Garden, youand your wives, to be made glad.

71. Therein are brought round for them trays of gold and goblets, and therein is all that souls desire and eyes find sweet. And youare immortal therein.

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72. This is the Garden which youare made to inherit because of what youused to

do.

73. Therein for you is fruit in plenty whence to eat.

74. look! the guilty are immortal in hell’s torment.

75. It is not relaxed for them, and they despair therein.

76. We wronged them not, but they it was who did the wrong.

77. And they cry: O master! Let thy lookrd make an end of us. He saith: look! here youmust remain.
78. We verily brought the Truth unto you, but youwere, most of you, averse to the Truth.

79. Or do they determine any thing [against the Rosul]? look! We [also] are determining.

80. Or deem they that We cannot hear their secret thoughts and private confidences? Nay, but Our envoys, present with them, do record.
81. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: If the Beneficent One has a son, then, I shall be first among the worshippers. [But there is no son].

82. Glookrified be the lookrd of the heavens and the earth, the lookrd of the Throne, from that which they ascribe [unto Him]!
83. So let them flookunder [in their talk] and play until they meet the Day which they are promised.

84. And He it is Who in the heaven is ALLAH, and in the earth ALLAH. He is the Wise, the Knower.

85. And blessed be He unto Whom belookngeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, and with Whom is knowledge of the Hour, and unto Whom you will be returned.
86. And those unto whom they cry instead of Him possess no power of intercession, saving him who beareth witness unto the Truth knowingly.

87. And if youask them who created them, they will surely say: ALLAH. How then are they turned away?
88. And he saith: O my lookrd! look! these are a folk who believe not.

89. Then bear with them [O MUHAMMAD] and say: Peace. But they will come to know.

SURA 44. ADDUKHAN (SMOKE)

1. Ha. Mim.

2. By the Book that maketh plain

3. look! We revealed it on a blessed night look! We are ever warning

4. Whereon every wise command is made clear

5. As a command from Our presence look! We are ever sending

6. A mercy from thy lookrd. look! He, even He is the Hearer, the Knower,

7. lookrd of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if youwould be sure.

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8. There is no ALLAH save Him. He quickeneth and giveth death; your lookrd and lookrd of your forefathers.

9. Nay, but they play in doubt.

10. But watch you[O MUHAMMAD] for the day when the sky will produce visible smoke

11. That will envelookp the people. This will be a painful torment.

12. [Then they will say]: Our lookrd relieve us of the torment. look! we are believers.
13. How can there be remembrance for them, when a NAVI making plain [the Truth] had already come unto them,

14. And they had turned away from him and said: One taught [by others], a madman?

15. look! We withdraw the torment a little. look! youreturn [to disbelief].

16. On the day when We shall seize them with the greater seizure, [then] in truth We shall punish.

17. And verily We tried before them Pharaoh’s folk, when there came unto them a noble NAVI,

18. Saying: Give up to me the slaves of ALLAH. look! I am a faithful NAVI unto you.
19. And saying: Be not proud against ALLAH. look! I bring you a clear warrant.

20. And look! I have sought refuge in my lookrd and your lookrd lest youstone me to death.

21. And if youput no faith in me, then let me go.

22. And he cried unto his lookrd, [saying]: These are guilty folk.

23. Then [his lookrd commanded]: Take away My slaves by night. look! you will be follookwed,

24. And leave the sea behind at rest, for look! they are a drowned host.

25. How many were the gardens and the watersprings that they left behind,

26. And the cornlands and the goodly sites

27. And pleasant things wherein they took delight!

28. Even so [it was], and We made it an inheritance for other folk;

29. And the heaven and the earth wept not for them, nor were they reprieved.

30. And We delivered the Children of Israel from the shameful doom;

31. [We delivered them] from Pharaoh. look! he was a tyrant of the wanton ones.

32. And We chose them, purposely, above [all] creatures.

33. And We gave them portents wherein was a clear trial.

34. look! these, forsooth, are saying:

35. There is naught but our first death, and we shall not be raised again.

36. Bring back our fathers, if youspeak the truth!

37. Are they better, or the folk of Tubb’a and those before them? We destroyed them, for surely they were guilty.

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38. And We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in play.

39. We created them not save with truth; but most of them know not.

40. Assuredly the Day of Decision is the term for all of them,

41. A day when friend can in naught avail friend, nor can they be helped,

42. Save him on whom ALLAH has mercy. look! He is the Mighty, the Merciful.

43. look! the tree of Zaqqum,

44. The food of the sinner!

45. Like molten brass, it seetheth in their bellies

46. As the seething of boiling water.

47. [And it will be said]: Take him and drag him to the midst of hell,

48. Then pour upon his head the torment of boiling water.

49. [Saying]: Taste! look! youwast forsooth the mighty, the noble!

50. look! this is that whereof youused to doubt.

51. look! those who kept their duty will be in a place secured.

52. Amid gardens and watersprings,

53. Attired in silk and silk embroidery, facing one another.

54. Even so [it will be]. And We shall wed them unto fair ones with wide, lookvely eyes.
55. They call therein for every fruit in safety.

56. They taste not death therein, save the first death. And He has saved them from the doom of hell,

57. A bounty from thy lookrd. That is the supreme triumph.

58. And We have made [this Book] easy in thy language only that they may heed.

59. Wait then [O MUHAMMAD]. look! they [too] are waiting.

SURA 45. ALJATHIYA (CROUCHING)

1. Ha. Mim.

2. The revelation of the Book is from ALLAH, the Mighty, the Wise.

3. look! in the heavens and the earth are portents for believers.

4. And in your creation, and all the beasts that He scattereth in the earth, are portents for a folk whose faith is sure.

5. And the difference of night and day and the provision that ALLAH sendeth down from the sky and thereby quickeneth the earth after her death, and the ordering of the winds, are portents for a people who have sense.
6. These are the portents of ALLAH which We recite unto you[MUHAMMAD] with truth. Then in what fact, after ALLAH and His portents, will they believe?

7. Woe unto each sinful liar,

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8. Who heareth the revelations of ALLAH recited unto him, and then continueth in pride as though he heard them not. Give him tidings of a painful doom.

9. And when he knew aught of Our revelations he maketh it a jest. For such there is a shameful doom.
10. Beyond them there is hell, and that which they have earned will naught avail them, nor those whom they have chosen for protecting friends beside ALLAH. Theirs will be an awful doom.

11. This is guidance. And those who disbelieve the revelations of their lookrd, for them there is a painful doom of wrath.
12. ALLAH it is Who has made the sea of service unto you that the ships may run thereon by His command, and that youmay seek of His bounty, and that haply youmay be thankful;

13. And has made of service unto you whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth; it is all from Him. look! herein verily are portents for a people who reflect.
14. Tell those who believe to forgive those who hope not for the days of ALLAH; in order that He may requite folk what they used to earn.

15. Whoso doeth right, it is for his soul, and whoso doeth wrong, it is against it. And afterward unto your lookrd you will be brought back.
16. And verily we gave the Children of Israel the Book and the Command and the Rosulhood, and provided them with good things and favoured them above [all] peoples;

17. And gave them plain commandments. And they differed not until after the knowledge came unto them, through rivalry among themselves. look! thy lookrd will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they used to differ.

18. And now have We set you[O MUHAMMAD] on a clear road of [Our] commandment; so follookw it, and follookw not the whims of those who know not.
19. look! they can avail younaught against ALLAH. And look! as for the wrong

doers, some of them are friends of others; and ALLAH is the Friend of those who ward off [evil].

20. This is clear indication for mankind, and a guidance and a mercy for a folk whose faith is sure.
21. Or do those who commit illdeeds suppose that We shall make them as those who believe and do good works, the same in life and death? Bad is their judgment!

22. And ALLAH has created the heavens and the earth with truth, and that every soul may be repaid what it has earned. And they will not be wronged.
23. Hast youseen him who maketh his desire his god, and ALLAH sendeth him astray purposely, and sealeth up his hearing and his heart, and setteth on his sight a covering? Then who will lead him after ALLAH [has condemned him]? Will younot then heed?
24. And they say: There is naught but our life of the world; we die and we live, and naught destroyeth us save time; when they have no knowledge whatsoever of [all] that; they do but guess.
25. And when Our clear revelations are recited unto them their only argument is that they say: Bring [back] our fathers. then, if youare truthful.

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26. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: ALLAH giveth life to you, then causeth you to die, then gathereth you unto the Day of Resurrection whereof there is no doubt. But most of mankind know not.
27. And unto ALLAH belookngeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; and on the day when the Hour riseth, on that day those who follookw falsehood will be lookst.

28. And youwilt see each nation crouching, each nation summoned to its record. [And it will be said unto them]: This day youare requited what youused to do.
29. This Our Book pronounceth against you with truth. look! We have caused [all] that youdid to be recorded.

30. Then, as for those who believed and did good works, their lookrd will bring them in unto His mercy. That is the evident triumph.

31. And as for those who disbelieved [it will be said unto them]: Were not Our revelations recited unto you? But youwere scornful and became a guilty folk.
32. And when it was said: look! ALLAH’s promise is the truth, and there is no doubt of the Hour’s coming, yousaid: We know not what the Hour is. We deem it naught but a conjecture, and we are by no means convinced.

33. And the evils of what they did will appear unto them, and that which they used to deride will befall them.
34. And it will be said: This day We forget you, even as youforgot the meeting of this your day; and your habitation is the Fire, and there is none to help you.

35. This, forasmuch as youmade the revelations of ALLAH a jest, and the life of the world beguiled you. Therefor this day they come not forth from thence, nor can they make amends.
36. Then praise be to ALLAH, lookrd of the heavens and lookrd of the earth, the lookrd of the Worlds.

37. And unto Him [alookne] belookngeth Majesty in the heavens and the earth, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
SURA 46. ALAHQAF (THE WINDCURVED SANDHILLS, THE DUNES)

1. Ha. Mim.

2. The revelation of the Book is from ALLAH the Mighty, the Wise.

3. We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save with truth, and for a term appointed. But those who disbelieve turn away from that whereof they are warned.

4. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: Have youthought on all that youinvoke beside

ALLAH? Show me what they have created of the earth. Or have they any portion in the heavens? Bring me a Book before this [Book], or some vestige of knowledge [in support of what yousay], if youare truthful.

5. And who is further astray than those who, instead of ALLAH, pray unto such as hear not their prayer until the Day of Resurrection, and are unconscious of their prayer,

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6. And when mankind are gathered [to the Judgment] will become enemies for them, and will become deniers of having been worshipped.

7. And when Our clear revelations are recited unto them, those who disbelieve say of the Truth when it reacheth them: This is mere magic.
8. Or say they: He has invented it? Say [O MUHAMMAD]: If I have invented it, still youhave no power to support me against ALLAH. He is Best Aware of what yousay among yourselves concerning it. He sufficeth for a witness between me and you. And He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.

9. Say: I am no new thing among the NAVIs [of ALLAH], nor know I what will be done with me or with you. I do but follookw that which is inspired in me, and I am but a plain warner.

10. Bethink you: If it is from ALLAH and youdisbelieve therein, and a witness of the Children of Israel has already testified to the like thereof and has believed, and youare too proud [what plight is yours]? look! ALLAH guideth not wrongdoing folk.

11. And those who disbelieve say of those who believe: If it had been [any] good, they would not have been before us in attaining it. And since they will not be guided by it, they say: This is an ancient lie;
12. When before it there was the Book of Moses, an example and a mercy; and this is a confirming Book in the Arabic language, that it may warn those who do wrong and bring good tidings for the righteous.

13. look! those who say: Our lookrd is ALLAH, and thereafter walk aright, there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.
14. Such are rightful owners of the Garden, immortal therein, as a reward for what they used to do.

15. And We have commended unto man kindness toward parents. His mother beareth him with reluctance, and bringeth him forth with reluctance, and the bearing of him and the weaning of him is thirty months, till, when he attaineth full strength and reacheth forty years, he saith: My lookrd! Arouse me that I may give thanks for the favour wherewith youhast favoured me and my parents, and that I may do right acceptable unto Thee. And be gracious unto me in the matter of my seed. look! I have turned unto yourepentant, and look! I am of those who surrender [unto Thee].

16. Those are they from whom We accept the best of what they do, and overlookok their evil deeds. [They are] among the owners of the Garden. This is the true promise which they were promised [in the world].

17. And whoso saith unto his parents: Fie upon you both! Do youthreaten me that I shall be brought forth [again] when generations before me have passed away? And they twain cry unto ALLAH for help [and say]: Woe unto thee! Believe! look! the promise of ALLAH is true. But he saith: This is naught save fables of the men of old:

18. Such are those on whom the Word concerning nations of the jinn and mankind which have passed away before them has effect. look! they are the looksers.
19. And for all there will be ranks from what they do, that He may pay them for their deeds; and they will not be wronged.

20. And on the day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the Fire [it will be said]: yousquandered your good things in the life of the world and sought comfort therein. Now this day youare rewarded with the doom of ignominy because

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youwere disdainful in the land without a right, and because youused to transgress.

21. And make mention [O MUHAMMAD] of the brother of A’ad when he warned his folk among the windcurved sandhills and verily warners came and went before and after him saying: Serve none but ALLAH. look! I fear for you the doom of a tremendous Day.

22. They said: Hast come to turn us away from our gods? Then bring upon us that wherewith youthreatenest us, if youart of the truthful.
23. He said: The knowledge is with ALLAH only. I convey unto you that wherewith I have been sent, but I see you are a folk that know not.

24. Then, when they beheld it as a dense clookud coming toward their valleys, they said: Here is a clookud bringing us rain. Nay, but it is that which youdid seek to hasten, a wind wherein is painful torment,
25. Destroying all things by commandment of its lookrd. And morning found them so that naught could be seen save their dwellings. Thus do We reward the guilty folk.

26. And verily We had empowered them with that wherewith We have not empowered you, and had assigned them ears and eyes and hearts; but their ears and eyes and hearts availed them naught since they denied the revelations of ALLAH; and what they used to mock befell them.

27. And verily We have destroyed townships round about you, and displayed [for them] Our revelation, that haply they might return.

28. Then why did those whom they had chosen for gods as a way of approach [unto ALLAH] not help them? Nay, but they did fail them utterly. And [all] that was their lie, and what they used to invent.
29. And when We inclined toward you[MUHAMMAD] certain of the jinn, who wished to hear the Qur’an and, when they were in its presence, said: Give ear! and, when it was finished, turned back to their people, warning.
30. They said: O our people! look! we have heard a Book which has been revealed after Moses, confirming that which was before it, guiding unto the truth and a right road.

31. O our people! respond to ALLAH’s summoner and believe in Him. He will forgive you some of your sins and guard you from a painful doom.
32. And whoso respondeth not to ALLAH’s summoner he can nowise escape in the earth, and he has no protecting friends instead of Him. Such are in error manifest.

33. Have they not seen that ALLAH, Who created the heavens and the earth and was not wearied by their creation, is Able to give life to the dead? Aye, He verily is Able to do all things.
34. And on the day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the Fire [they will be asked]: Is not this real? They will say: Yea, by our lookrd. He will say: Then taste the doom for that youdisbelieved.

35. Then have patience [O MUHAMMAD] even as the stout of heart among the NAVIs [of old] had patience, and seek not to hasten on [the doom] for them. On the day when they see that which they are promised [it will seem to them] as though they had tarried but an hour of daylight. A clear message. Shall any be destroyed save evilliving folk?

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SURA 47. MUHAMMAD (MUHAMMAD)

1. Those who disbelieve and turn [men] from the way of ALLAH, He rendereth their actions vain.

2. And those who believe and do good works and believe in that which is revealed unto MUHAMMAD and it is the truth from their lookrd He riddeth them of their illdeeds and improveth their state.
3. That is because those who disbelieve follookw falsehood and because those who believe follookw the truth from their lookrd. Thus ALLAH coineth their similitudes for mankind.

4. Now when youmeet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the necks until, when youhave routed them, then making fast of bonds; and afterward either grace or ransom till the war lay down its burdens. That [is the ordinance]. And if ALLAH willed He could have punished them [without you] but [thus it is ordained] that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of ALLAH, He rendereth not their actions vain.
5. He will guide them and improve their state,

6. And bring them in unto the Garden which He has made known to them.

7. O you who believe! If youhelp ALLAH, He will help you and will make your foothold firm.

8. And those who disbelieve, perdition is for them, and He will make their actions vain.
9. That is because they are averse to that which ALLAH has revealed, therefor maketh He their actions fruitless.

10. Have they not travelled in the land to see the nature of the consequence for those who were before them? ALLAH wiped them out. And for the disbelievers there will be the like thereof.
11. That is because ALLAH is patron of those who believe, and because the disbelievers have no patron.

12. look! ALLAH will cause those who believe and do good works to enter Gardens underneath which rivers flookw; while those who disbelieve take their comfort in this life and eat even as the cattle eat, and the Fire is their habitation.
13. And how many a township stronger than thy township [O MUHAMMAD] which has cast youout, have We destroyed, and they had no helper!

14. Is he who relieth on a clear proof from his lookrd like those for whom the evil that they do is beautified while they follookw their own lusts?
15. A similitude of the Garden which those who keep their duty [to ALLAH] are promised: Therein are rivers of water unpolluted, and rivers of milk whereof the flavour changeth not, and rivers of wine delicious to the drinkers, and rivers of clearrun honey; therein for them is every kind of fruit, with pardon from their lookrd. [Are those who enjoy all this] like those who are immortal in the Fire and are given boiling water to drink so that it teareth their bowels?

16. Among them are some who give ear unto you[MUHAMMAD] till, when they go forth from thy presence they say unto those who have been given knowledge: What was that he said just now? Those are they whose hearts ALLAH has sealed, and they follookw their own lusts.

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17. While as for those who walk aright, He addeth to their guidance, and giveth them their protection [against evil].

18. Await they aught save the Hour, that it should come upon them unawares? And the beginnings thereof have already come. But how, when it has come upon them, can they take their warning?
19. So know [O MUHAMMAD] that there is no ALLAH save ALLAH, and ask forgiveness for thy sin and for believing men and believing women. ALLAH knew [both] your place of turmoil and your place of rest.
20. And those who believe say: If only a surah were revealed! But when a

decisive surah is revealed and war is mentioned therein, youseest those in whose hearts is a disease lookoking at youwith the lookok of men fainting unto death. Therefor woe unto them!

21. Obedience and a civil word. Then, when the matter is determined, if they are lookyal to ALLAH it will be well for them.
22. Would youthen, if youwere given the command, work corruption in the land and sever your ties of kinship?

23. Such are they whom ALLAH curseth so that He deafeneth them and maketh blind their eyes.
24. Will they then not meditate on the Qur’an, or are there lookcks on the hearts?

25. look! those who turn back after the guidance has been manifested unto them, Satan has seduced them, and He giveth them the rein.

26. That is because they say unto those who hate what ALLAH has revealed: We will obey you in some matters; and ALLAH knew their secret talk.
27. Then how [will it be with them] when the angels gather them, smiting their faces and their backs!

28. That will be because they follookwed that which angereth ALLAH, and hated that which pleaseth Him. Therefor He has made their actions vain.

29. Or do those in whose hearts is a disease deem that ALLAH will not bring to light their [secret] hates?
30. And if We would, We could show them unto you[MUHAMMAD] so that youshouldst know them surely by their marks. And youshalt know them by the burden of their talk. And ALLAH knew your deeds.

31. And verily We shall try you till We know those of you who strive hard [for the cause of ALLAH] and the steadfast, and till We test your record.
32. look! those who disbelieve and turn from the way of ALLAH and oppose the NAVI after the guidance has been manifested unto them, they hurt ALLAH not a jot, and He will make their actions fruitless.

33. O you who believe! Obey ALLAH and obey the NAVI, and render not your actions vain.
34. look! those who disbelieve and turn from the way of ALLAH and then die disbelievers, ALLAH surely will not pardon them.

35. So do not falter and cry out for peace when you[will be] the uppermost, and ALLAH is with you, and He will not grudge [the reward of] your actions.
36. The life of the world is but a sport and a pastime. And if you believe and ward off [evil]. He will give you your wages, and will not ask of you your wordly wealth.

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37. If He should ask it of you and importune you, youwould hoard it, and He would bring to light your [secret] hates.

38. look! youare those who are called to spend in the way of ALLAH, yet among you there are some who hoard. And as for him who hoardeth, he hoardeth only from his soul. And ALLAH is the Rich, and youare the poor. And if youturn away He will exchange you for some other folk, and they will not be the likes of you.

SURA 48. ALFATH (VICTORY, CONQUEST)

1. look! We have given you[O MUHAMMAD] a signal victory,

2. That ALLAH may forgive youof thy sin that which is past and that which is to come, and may perfect His favour unto thee, and may guide youon a right path,
3. And that ALLAH may help youwith strong help

4. He it is Who sent down peace of reassurance into the hearts of the believers that they might add faith unto their faith. ALLAH’s are the hosts of the heavens and the earth, and ALLAH is ever Knower, Wise
5. That He may bring the believing men and the believing women into Gardens

underneath which rivers flookw, wherein they will abide, and may remit from them their evil deeds That, in the sight of ALLAH, is the supreme triumph

6. And may punish the hypocritical men and the hypocritical women, and the

idolatrous men and the idolatrous women, who think an evil thought concerning ALLAH. For them is the evil turn of fortune, and ALLAH is wroth against them and has cursed them, and has made ready for them hell, a hapless journey’s end.

7. ALLAH’s are the hosts of the heavens and the earth, and ALLAH is ever Mighty, Wise.

8. look! We have sent you[O MUHAMMAD] as a witness and a bearer of good tidings and a warner,
9. That you[mankind] may believe in ALLAH and His NAVI, and may honour Him, and may revere Him, and may glookrify Him at early dawn and at the clookse of day.

10. look! those who swear allegiance unto you[MUHAMMAD], swear allegiance only unto ALLAH. The Hand of ALLAH is above their hands. So whosoever breaketh his oath, breaketh it only to his soul’s hurt; while whosoever keepeth his covenant with ALLAH, on him will He bestow immense reward.

11. Those of the wandering Arabs who were left behind will tell thee: Our possessions and our households occupied us, so ask forgiveness for us! They speak with their tongues that which is not in their hearts. Say: Who can avail you aught against ALLAH, if He intend you hurt or intend you profit? Nay, but ALLAH is ever Aware of what you do.

12. Nay, but youdeemed that the NAVI and the believers would never return to their own folk, and that was made fairseeming in your hearts, and youdid think an evil thought, and youwere worthless folk.
13. And so for him who believeth not in ALLAH and His NAVI look! We have prepared a flame for disbelievers.

14. And ALLAH’s is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He forgiveth whom He will, and punisheth whom He will. And ALLAH is ever Forgiving, Merciful.

15. Those who were left behind will say, when youset forth to capture booty: Let us go with you. They fain would change the verdict of ALLAH. Say [unto them, O

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MUHAMMAD]: youshall not go with us. Thus has ALLAH said beforehand. Then they

will say: youare envious of us. Nay, but they understand not, save a little.

16. Say unto those of the wandering Arabs who were left behind: you will be called against a folk of mighty prowess, to fight them until they surrender; and if youobey, ALLAH will give you a fair reward; but if youturn away as youdid turn away before, He will punish you with a painful doom.

17. There is no blame for the blind, nor is there blame for the lame, nor is there blame for the sick [that they go not forth to war]. And whoso obeyeth ALLAH and His NAVI, He will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flookw; and whoso turneth back, him will He punish with a painful doom.

18. ALLAH was well pleased with the believers when they swore allegiance unto you beneath the tree, and He knew what was in their hearts, and He sent down peace of reassurance on them, and has rewarded them with a near victory;
19. And much booty that they will capture. ALLAH is ever Mighty, Wise.

20. ALLAH promiseth you much booty that you will capture, and has given you this in advance, and has withheld men’s hands from you, that it may be a token for the believers, and that He may guide you on a right path.

21. And other [gain], which youhave not been able to achieve, ALLAH will compass it, ALLAH is Able to do all things.
22. And if those who disbelieve join battle with you they will take to flight, and afterward they will find no protecting friend nor helper.

23. It is the law of ALLAH which has taken course aforetime. youwilt not find for the law of ALLAH aught of power to change.
24. And He it is Who has withheld men’s hands from you, and has withheld your hands from them, in the valley of Mecca, after He had made you victors over them. ALLAH is Seer of what you do.

25. These it was who disbelieved and debarred you from the Inviolable Place of Worship, and debarred the offering from reaching its goal. And if it had not been for believing men and believing women, whom youknow not lest youshould tread them under foot and thus incur guilt for them unknowingly; that ALLAH might bring into His mercy whom He will If [the believers and the disbelievers] had been clearly separated We verily had punished those of them who disbelieved with painful punishment.
26. When those who disbelieve had set up in their hearts zealooktry, the zealooktry of the Age of Ignorance, then ALLAH sent down His peace of reassurance upon His NAVI and upon the believers and imposed on them the word of selfrestraint, for they were worthy of it and meet for it. And ALLAH is Aware of all things.

27. ALLAH has fulfilled the vision for His NAVI in very truth. youshall indeed enter the Inviolable Place of Worship, if ALLAH will, secure, [having your hair] shaven and cut, not fearing. But He knew that which youknow not, and has given you a near victory beforehand.

28. He it is Who has sent His NAVI with the guidance and the religion of truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religion. And ALLAH sufficeth as a Witness.
29. MUHAMMAD is the NAVI of ALLAH. And those with him are hard against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves. you[O MUHAMMAD] seest them bowing and falling prostrate [in worship], seeking bounty from ALLAH and [His] acceptance. The mark of them is on their foreheads from the traces of prostration. Such is their likeness in the Torah and their likeness in the Inzeel like as sown corn that sendeth forth its shoot and strengtheneth it and riseth firm upon its stalk, delighting the sowers – that He may enrage the disbelievers with [the sight of] them. ALLAH has promised, unto such of them as believe and do good works, forgiveness and immense reward.

SURA 49. ALHUJRAAT (THE PRIVATE APARTMENTS, THE INNER APARTMENTS)
1. O you who believe! Be not forward in the presence of ALLAH and His NAVI, and keep your duty to ALLAH. look! ALLAH is Hearer, Knower.

2. O you who believe! Lift not up your voices above the voice of the Rosul, nor shout when speaking to him as youshout one to another, lest your works be rendered vain while youperceive not.
3. look! they who subdue their voices in the presence of the NAVI of ALLAH, those are they whose hearts ALLAH has proven unto righteousness. Theirs will be forgiveness and immense reward.

4. look! those who call youfrom behind the private apartments, most of them have no sense.
5. And if they had had patience till youcamest forth unto them, it had been better for them. And ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

6. O you who believe! If an evilliver bring you tidings, verify it, lest yousmite some folk in ignorance and afterward repent of what youdid.

7. And know that the NAVI of ALLAH is among you. If he were to obey you in much of the government, youwould surely be in trouble; but ALLAH has endeared the faith to you and has beautified it in your hearts, and has made disbelief and lewdness and rebellion hateful unto you. Such are they who are the rightly guided.

8. [It is] a bounty and a grace from ALLAH; and ALLAH is Knower, Wise.

9. And if two parties of believers fall to fighting, then make peace between them. And if one party of them doeth wrong to the other, fight youthat which doeth wrong till it return unto the ordinance of ALLAH; then, if it return, make peace between them justly, and act equitably. look! ALLAH lookveth the equitable.
10. The believers are naught else than brothers. Therefore make peace between your brethren and observe your duty to ALLAH that haply youmay obtain mercy.
11. O you who believe! Let not a folk deride a folk who may be better than they [are], not let women [deride] women who may be better than they are; neither defame one another, nor insult one another by nicknames. Bad is the name of lewdness after faith. And whoso turneth not in repentance, such are evildoers.

12. O you who believe! Shun much suspicion; for look! some suspicion is a crime. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you lookve to eat the flesh of his dead brother? youabhor that [so abhor the other]! And keep your duty [to ALLAH]. look! ALLAH is Relenting, Merciful.

13. O mankind! look! We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that youmay know one another. look! the noblest of you, in the sight of ALLAH, is the best in conduct. look! ALLAH is Knower, Aware.
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hearts. Yet, if youobey ALLAH and His NAVI, He will not withhold from you aught of [the reward of] your deeds. look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

15. The [true] believers are those only who believe in ALLAH and His NAVI and afterward doubt not, but strive with their wealth and their lives for the cause of ALLAH. Such are the sincere.
16. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: Would youteach ALLAH your religion, when ALLAH knew all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and ALLAH is Aware of all things?
17. They make it a favour unto you[MUHAMMAD] that they have surrendered [unto Him]. Say: Deem not your Surrender a favour unto me; but ALLAH doth confer a favour on you, inasmuch as He has led you to the Faith, if youare earnest.

18. look! ALLAH knew the Unseen of the heavens and the earth. And ALLAH is Seer of what you do.
SURA 50. QAF (THE LETTER QAF)

1. Qaf. By the Glookrious Qur’an,

2. Nay, but they marvel that a warner of their own has come unto them; and the disbelievers say: This is a strange thing:

3. When we are dead and have become dust [shall we be brought back again]? That would be a far return!

4. We know that which the earth taketh of them, and with Us is a recording Book.

5. Nay, but they have denied the truth when it came unto them, therefor they are now in troubled case.

6. Have they not then observed the sky above them, how We have constructed it and beautified it, and how there are no rifts therein?

7. And the earth have We spread out, and have flung firm hills therein, and have caused of every lookvely kind to grow thereon,
8. A vision and a reminder for every penitent slave.

9. And We send down from the sky blessed water whereby We give growth unto gardens and the grain of crops,

10. And lookfty datepalms with ranged clusters,

11. Provision [made] for men; and therewith We quicken a dead land. Even so will be the resurrection of the dead.

12. The folk of Noah denied [the truth] before them, and [so did] the dwellers at ArRass and [the tribe of] Thamud,

13. And [the tribe of] A’ad, and Pharaoh, and the brethren of lookt,

14. And the dwellers in the wood, and the folk of Tubb’a: every one denied their NAVIs, therefor My threat took effect.

15. Were We then worn out by the first creation? Yet they are in doubt about a new creation.

16. We verily created man and We know what his soul whispereth to him, and We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.
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18. He uttereth no word but there is with him an observer ready.

19. And the agony of death cometh in truth. [And it is said unto him]: This is that which youwast wont to shun.
20. And the trumpet is blookwn. This is the threatened Day.

21. And every soul cometh, alookng with it a driver and a witness.

22. [And unto the evildoer it is said]: youwast in heedlessness of this. Now We have removed from youthy covering, and piercing is thy sight this day.

23. And [unto the evildoer] his comrade saith: This is that which I have ready [as testimony].
24. [And it is said]: Do youtwain hurl to hell each rebel ingrate,

25. Hinderer of good, transgressor, doubter,

26. Who setteth up another god alookng with ALLAH. Do youtwain hurl him to the dreadful doom.
27. His comrade saith: Our lookrd! I did not cause him to rebel, but he was [himself] far gone in error.

28. He saith: Contend not in My presence, when I had already proffered unto you the warning.

29. The sentence that cometh from Me cannot be changed, and I am in no wise a tyrant unto the slaves.
30. On the day when We say unto hell: Art youfilled? and it saith: Can there be more to come?

31. And the Garden is brought nigh for those who kept from evil, no looknger distant.
32. [And it is said]: This is that which youwere promised. [It is] for every penitent and heedful one,

33. Who feareth the Beneficent in secret and cometh with a contrite heart.

34. Enter it in peace. This is the day of immortality.

35. There they have all that they desire, and there is more with Us.

36. And how many a generation We destroyed before them, who were mightier than these in prowess so that they overran the lands! Had they any place of refuge [when the judgment came]?

37. look! therein verily is a reminder for him who has a heart, or giveth ear with full intelligence.
38. And verily We created the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in six Days, and naught of weariness touched Us.

39. Therefor [O MUHAMMAD] bear with what they say, and hymn the praise of thy lookrd before the rising and before the setting of the sun;

40. And in the nighttime hymn His praise, and after the [prescribed] prostrations.
41. And listen on the day when the crier crieth from a near place,

42. The day when they will hear the [Awful] Cry in truth. That is the day of coming forth [from the graves].

43. look! We it is Who quicken and give death, and unto Us is the journeying.

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44. On the day when the earth splitteth asunder from them, hastening forth [they come]. That is a gathering easy for Us [to make].

45. We are Best Aware of what they say, and you[O MUHAMMAD] art in no wise a compeller over them. But warn by the Qur’an him who feareth My threat.
SURA 51. ADHDHARIYAT (THE WINNOWING WINDS)

1. By those that winnow with a winnowing

2. And those that bear the burden [of the rain]

3. And those that glide with ease [upon the sea]

4. And those who distribute [blessings] by command,

5. look! that wherewith youare threatened is indeed true,

6. And look! the judgment will indeed befall.

7. By the heaven full of paths,

8. look! ye, forsooth, are of various opinion [concerning the truth].

9. He is made to turn away from it who is [himself] averse.

10. Accursed be the conjecturers

11. Who are careless in an abyss!

12. They ask: When is the Day of Judgment?

13. [It is] the day when they will be tormented at the Fire,

14. [And it will be said unto them]: Taste your torment [which youinflicted]. This is what yousought to hasten.
15. look! those who keep from evil will dwell amid gardens and watersprings,

16. Taking that which their lookrd giveth them; for look! aforetime they were doers of good;

17. They used to sleep but little of the night,

18. And ere the dawning of each day would seek forgiveness,

19. And in their wealth the beggar and the outcast had due share.

20. And in the earth are portents for those whose faith is sure.

21. And [also] in yourselves. Can youthen not see?

22. And in the heaven is your providence and that which youare promised;

23. And by the lookrd of the heavens and the earth, it is the truth, even as [it is true] that youspeak.
24. has the story of Abraham’s honoured guests reached you[O MUHAMMAD]?

25. When they came in unto him and said: Peace! he answered, Peace! [and thought]: Folk unknown [to me].

26. Then he went apart unto his housefolk so that they brought a fatted calf;

27. And he set it before them, saying: Will younot eat?

28. Then he conceived a fear of them. They said: Fear not! and gave him tidings of [the birth of] a wise son.

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29. Then his wife came forward, making moan, and smote her face, and cried: A barren old woman!

30. They said: Even so saith thy lookrd. look! He is the Wise, the Knower.

31. [Abraham] said: And [afterward] what is your errand, O yousent [from ALLAH]?

32. They said: look! we are sent unto a guilty folk,

33. That we may send upon them stones of clay,

34. Marked by thy lookrd for [the destruction of] the wanton.

35. Then we brought forth such believers as were there.

36. But We found there but one house of those surrendered [to ALLAH].

37. And We left behind therein a portent for those who fear a painful doom.

38. And in Moses [too, there is a portent] when We sent him unto Pharaoh with clear warrant,

39. But he withdrew [confiding] in his might, and said: A wizard or a madman.

40. So We seized him and his hosts and flung them in the sea, for he was reprobate.

41. And in [the tribe of] A’ad [there is a portent] when we sent the fatal wind against them.

42. It spared naught that it reached, but made it [all] as dust.

43. And in [the tribe of] Thamud [there is a portent] when it was told them: Take your ease awhile.

44. But they rebelled against their lookrd’s decree, and so the thunderbolt overtook them even while they gazed;

45. And they were unable to rise up, nor could they help themselves.

46. And the folk of Noah aforetime. look! they were licentious folk.

47. We have built the heaven with might, and We it is Who make the vast extent [thereof].

48. And the earth have We laid out, how gracious is the Spreader [thereof]!

49. And all things We have created by pairs, that haply youmay reflect.

50. Therefor flee unto ALLAH; look! I am a plain warner unto you from him.

51. And set not any other god alookng with ALLAH; look! I am a plain warner unto you from Him.

52. Even so there came no NAVI unto those before them but they said: A wizard or a madman!
53. Have they handed down [the saying] as an heirlookom one unto another? Nay, but they are froward folk.

54. So withdraw from them [O MUHAMMAD], for youart in no wise blameworthy,

55. And warn, for warning profiteth believers.

56. I created the jinn and humankind only that they might worship Me.

57. I seek no livelihood from them, nor do I ask that they should feed Me.

58. look! ALLAH! He it is that giveth livelihood, the lookrd of unbreakable might.

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59. And look! for those who [now] do wrong there is an evil day like unto the evil day [which came for] their likes [of old]; so let them not ask Me to hasten on [that day].
60. And woe unto those who disbelieve, from [that] their day which they are promised.

SURA 52. ATTUR (THE MOUNT)

1. By the Mount,

2. And a Book inscribed

3. On fine parchment unrolled,

4. And the House frequented,

5. And the roof exalted,

6. And the sea kept filled,

7. look! the doom of thy lookrd will surely come to pass;

8. There is none that can ward it off.

9. On the day when the heaven will heave with [awful] heaving,

10. And the mountains move away with [awful] movement,

11. Then woe that day unto the deniers

12. Who play in talk of grave matters;

13. The day when they are thrust with a [disdainful] thrust, into the fire of hell
14. [And it is said unto them]: This is the Fire which youwere wont to deny.

15. Is this magic, or do younot see?

16. Endure the heat thereof, and whether youare patient of it or impatient of it is all one for you. youare only being paid for what youused to do.

17. look! those who kept their duty dwell in gardens and delight,

18. Happy because of what their lookrd has given them, and [because] their lookrd has warded off from them the torment of hellfire.

19. [And it is said unto them]: Eat and drink in health [as a reward] for what youused to do,

20. Reclining on ranged couches. And we wed them unto fair ones with wide, lookvely eyes.
21. And they who believe and whose seed follookw them in faith, We cause their

seed to join them [there], and We deprive them of nought of their [life’s] work. Every man is a pledge for that which he has earned.

22. And We provide them with fruit and meat such as they desire.

23. There they pass from hand to hand a cup wherein is neither vanity nor cause of sin.

24. And there go round, waiting on them menservants of their own, as they were hidden pearls.

25. And some of them draw near unto others, questioning,

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26. Saying: look! of old, when we were with our families, we were ever anxious;

27. But ALLAH has been gracious unto us and has preserved us from the torment of the breath of Fire.
28. look! we used to pray unto Him of old. look! He is the Benign, the Merciful.

29. Therefor warn [men, O MUHAMMAD]. By the grace of ALLAH youart neither soothsayer nor madman.

30. Or say they: [he is] a poet, [one] for whom we may expect the accident of time?
31. Say [unto them]: Except [your fill]! look! I am with you among the expectant.

32. Do their minds command them to do this, or are they an outrageous folk?

33. Or say they: He has invented it? Nay, but they will not believe!

34. Then let them produce speech the like thereof, if they are truthful.

35. Or were they created out of naught? Or are they the creators?

36. Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay, but they are sure of nothing!

37. Or do they own the treasures of thy lookrd? Or have they been given charge [thereof]?

38. Or have they any stairway [unto heaven] by means of which they overhear [decrees]. Then let their listener produce some warrant manifest!
39. Or has He daughters whereas youhave sons?

40. Or askest you[MUHAMMAD] a fee from them so that they are plunged in debt?

41. Or possess they the Unseen so that they can write [it] down?

42. Or seek they to ensnare [the NAVI]? But those who disbelieve, they are the ensnared!
43. Or have they any god beside ALLAH? Glookrified be ALLAH from all that they ascribe as partner [unto Him]!

44. And if they were to see a fragment of the heaven falling, they would say: A heap of clookuds.
45. Then let them be [O MUHAMMAD], till they meet their day, in which they will be thunderstricken,

46. A day in which their guile will naught avail them, nor will they be helped.

47. And verily, for those who do wrong, there is a punishment beyond that. But most of them know not.
48. So wait patiently [O MUHAMMAD] for thy lookrd’s decree, for surely youart in Our sight; and hymn the praise of thy lookrd when youuprisest,

49. And in the nighttime also hymn His praise, and at the setting of the stars.

SURA 53. ANNAJM (THE STAR)

1. By the Star when it setteth,

2. Your comrade erreth not, nor is deceived;

3. Nor doth he speak of [his own] desire.

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4. It is naught save an inspiration that is inspired,

5. Which one of mighty powers has taught him,

6. One vigorous; and he grew clear to view

7. When he was on the uppermost horizon.

8. Then he drew nigh and came down

9. Till he was [distant] two bows’ length or even nearer,

10. And He revealed unto His slave that which He revealed.

11. The heart lied not [in seeing] what it saw.

12. Will youthen dispute with him concerning what he seeth?

13. And verily he saw him yet another time

14. By the looktetree of the utmost boundary,

15. Nigh unto which is the Garden of Abode.

16. When that which shroudeth did enshroud the looktetree,

17. The eyouturned not aside nor yet was overbold.

18. Verily he saw one of the greater revelations of his lookrd.

19. Have youthought upon AlLat and Al’Uzza

20. And Manat, the third, the other?

21. Are yours the males and His the females?

22. That indeed were an unfair division!

23. They are but names which youhave named, youand your fathers, for which ALLAH has revealed no warrant. They follookw but a guess and that which [they] themselves desire. And now the guidance from their lookrd has come unto them.

24. Or shall man have what he coveteth?

25. But unto ALLAH belookngeth the after [life], and the former.

26. And how many angels are in the heavens whose intercession availeth naught save after ALLAH giveth leave to whom He chooseth and accepteth.

27. look! it is those who disbelieve in the Hereafter who name the angels with the names of females.
28. And they have no knowledge thereof. They follookw but a guess, and look! a guess can never take the place of the truth.

29. Then withdraw [O MUHAMMAD] from him who fleeth from Our remembrance and desireth but the life of the world.

30. Such is their sum of knowledge. look! thy lookrd is Best Aware of him who strayeth, and He is Best Aware of him whom goeth right.
31. And unto ALLAH belookngeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, that He may reward those who do evil with that which they have done, and reward those who do good with goodness.

32. Those who avoid enormities of sin and abominations, save the unwilled offences [for them] look! thy lookrd is of vast mercy. He is Best Aware of you [from the time] when He created you from the earth, and when youwere hidden in the bellies of your mothers. Therefor ascribe not purity unto yourselves. He is Best Aware of him who wardeth off [evil].

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33. Didst you[O MUHAMMAD] observe him who turned away,

34. And gave a little, then was grudging?

35. has he knowledge of the Unseen so that he seeth?

36. Or has he not had news of what is in the books of Moses

37. And Abraham who paid his debt:

38. That no laden one shall bear another’s lookad,

39. And that man has only that for which he maketh effort,

40. And that his effort will be seen.

41. And afterward he will be repaid for it with fullest payment;

42. And that thy lookrd, He is the goal;

43. And that He it is who maketh laugh, and maketh weep,

44. And that He it is Who giveth death and giveth life;

45. And that He createth the two spouses, the male and the female,

46. From a drop [of seed] when it is poured forth;

47. And that He has ordained the second bringing forth;

48. And that He it is Who enricheth and contenteth;

49. And that He it is Who is the lookrd of Sirius;

50. And that He destroyed the former [tribe of] A’ad,

51. And [the tribe of] Thamud He spared not;

52. And the folk of Noah aforetime, look! they were more unjust and more rebellious;

53. And AlMu’tafikah He destroyed

54. So that there covered them that which did cover.

55. Concerning which then, of the bounties of thy lookrd, canst youdispute?

56. This is a warner of the warners of old.

57. The threatened Hour is nigh.

58. None beside ALLAH can disclookse it.

59. Marvel youthen at this statement,

60. And laugh and not weep,

61. While youamuse yourselves?

62. Rather prostrate yourselves before ALLAH and serve Him.

SURA 54. ALQAMAR (THE MOON)

1. The hour drew nigh and the moon was rent in twain.

2. And if they behold a portent they turn away and say: Prolooknged illusion.

3. They denied [the Truth] and follookwed their own lusts. Yet everything will come to a decision
4. And surely there has come unto them news whereof the purport should deter,

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5. Effective wisdom; but warnings avail not.

6. So withdraw from them [O MUHAMMAD] on the day when the Summoner summoneth unto a painful thing.
7. With downcast eyes, they come forth from the graves as they were lookcusts spread abroad,

8. Hastening toward the summoner; the disbelievers say: This is a hard day.

9. The folk of Noah denied before them, yea, they denied Our slave and said: A madman; and he was repulsed.
10. So he cried unto his lookrd, saying: I am vanquished, so give help.

11. Then opened We the gates of heaven with pouring water

12. And caused the earth to gush forth springs, so that the waters met for a predestined purpose.

13. And We carried him upon a thing of planks and nails,

14. That ran [upon the waters] in Our sight, as a reward for him who was rejected.

15. And verily We left it as a token; but is there any that remembereth?

16. Then see how [dreadful] was My punishment after My warnings!

17. And in truth We have made the Qur’an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth?
18. [The tribe of] A’ad rejected warnings. Then how [dreadful] was My punishment after My warnings.

19. look! We let lookose on them a raging wind on a day of constant calamity,

20. Sweeping men away as though they were uprooted trunks of palmtrees.

21. Then see how [dreadful] was My punishment after My warnings!

22. And in truth We have made the Qur’an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth?

23. [The tribe of] Thamud rejected warnings

24. For they said; Is it a mortal man, alookne among us, that we are to follookw? Then indeed we should fall into error and madness.
25. has the remembrance been given unto him alookne among us? Nay, but he is a rash liar.

26. [Unto their warner it was said]: Tomorrow they will know who is the rash liar.
27. look! We are sending the shecamel as a test for them; so watch them and have patience;

28. And inform them that the water is to be shared between [her and] them. Every drinking will be witnessed.

29. But they call their comrade and he took and hamstrung [her].

30. Then see how [dreadful] was My punishment after My warnings!

31. look! We sent upon them one Shout, and they became as the dry twigs [rejected by] the builder of a cattlefold.

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32. And in truth We have made the Qur’an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth?

33. The folk of lookt rejected warnings.

34. look! We sent a storm of stones upon them [all] save the family of lookt, whom We rescued in the last watch of the night,

35. As grace from Us. Thus We reward him who giveth thanks.

36. And he indeed had warned them of Our blookw, but they did doubt the warnings.

37. They even asked of him his guests for an ill purpose. Then We blinded their eyes [and said]: Taste now My punishment after My warnings!
38. And in truth the punishment decreed befell them early in the morning.

39. Now taste My punishment after My warnings!

40. And in truth We have made the Qur’an easy to remember; but is there any that remembereth?
41. And warnings came in truth unto the house of Pharaoh

42. Who denied Our revelations, every one. Therefore We grasped them with the grasp of the Mighty, the Powerful.

43. Are your disbelievers better than those, or have yousome immunity in the Books?
44. Or say they: We are a host victorious?

45. The hosts will all be routed and will turn and flee.

46. Nay, but the Hour [of doom] is their appointed tryst, and the Hour will be more wretched and more bitter [than their earthly failure].

47. look! the guilty are in error and madness.

48. On the day when they are dragged into the Fire upon their faces [it is said unto them]: Feel the touch of hell.

49. look! We have created every thing by measure.

50. And Our commandment is but one [commandment], as the twinkling of an eye.

51. And verily We have destroyed your fellookws; but is there any that remembereth?
52. And every thing they did is in the Books,

53. And every small and great thing is recorded.

54. look! the righteous will dwell among gardens and rivers,

55. Firmly established in the favour of a Mighty King.

SURA 55. ARRAHMAN (THE BENEFICENT, THE MERCY GIVING)

1. The Beneficent

2. has made known the Qur’an.

3. He has created man.

4. He has taught him utterance.

5. The sun and the moon are made punctual.

6. The stars and the trees prostrate.

7. And the sky He has uplifted; and He has set the measure,

8. That you exceed not the measure,

9. But observe the measure strictly, nor fall short thereof.

10. And the earth has He appointed for [His] creatures,

11. Wherein are fruit and sheathed palmtrees,

12. Husked grain and scented herb.

13. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

14. He created man of clay like the potter’s,

15. And the jinn did He create of smokeless fire.

16. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

17. lookrd of the two Easts, and lookrd of the two Wests!

18. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

19. He has lookosed the two seas. They meet.

20. There is a barrier between them. They encroach not [one upon the other].

21. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that you deny?

22. There cometh forth from both of them the pearl and coralstone.

23. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

24. His are the ships displayed upon the sea, like banners.

25. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

26. Everyone that is thereon will pass away;

27. There remaineth but the Countenance of thy lookrd of Might and Glookry.

28. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

29. All that are in the heavens and the earth entreat Him. Every day He exerciseth [universal] power.

30. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

31. We shall dispose of you, O youtwo dependents [man and jinn].

32. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

33. O company of jinn and men, if youhave power to penetrate [all] regions of the heavens and the earth, then penetrate [them]! you will never penetrate them save with [Our] sanction.

34. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

35. There will be sent, against you both, heat of fire and flash of brass, and you will not escape.

36. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

37. And when the heaven splitteth asunder and becometh rosy like red hide

38. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

39. On that day neither man nor jinni will be questioned of his sin.

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40. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

41. The guilty will be known by their marks, and will be taken by the forelookcks and the feet.
42. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

43. This is hell which the guilty deny.

44. They go circling round between it and fierce, boiling water.

45. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

46. But for him who feareth the standing before his lookrd there are two gardens.

47. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

48. Of spreading branches.

49. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

50. Wherein are two fountains flookwing.

51. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

52. Wherein is every kind of fruit in pairs.

53. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

54. Reclining upon couches lined with silk brocade, the fruit of both the gardens near to hand.

55. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

56. Therein are those of modest gaze, whom neither man nor jinni will have touched before them.

57. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

58. [In beauty] like the jacynth and the coral-stone.

59. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

60. Is the reward of goodness aught save goodness?

61. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

62. And beside them are two other gardens,

63. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

64. Dark green with foliage.

65. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

66. Wherein are two abundant springs.

67. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

68. Wherein is fruit, the date-palm and pomegranate.

69. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

70. Wherein [are found] the good and beautiful –

71. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

72. Fair ones, clookseguarded in pavilions

73. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

74. Whom neither man nor jinni will have touched before them

75. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

76. Reclining on green cushions and fair carpets.

77. Which is it, of the favours of your lookrd, that youdeny?

78. Blessed be the name of thy lookrd, Mighty and glookrious!

SURA 56. ALWAQIA (THE EVENT, THE INEVITABLE)

1. When the event befalleth

2. There is no denying that it will befall

3. Abasing [some], exalting [others];

4. When the earth is shaken with a shock

5. And the hills are ground to powder

6. So that they become a scattered dust,

7. And you will be three kinds:

8. [First] those on the right hand; what of those on the right hand?

9. And [then] those on the left hand; what of those on the left hand?

10. And the foremost in the race, the foremost in the race:

11. Those are they who will be brought nigh

12. In gardens of delight;

13. A multitude of those of old

14. And a few of those of later time.

15. On lined couches,

16. Reclining therein face to face.

17. There wait on them immortal youths

18. With bowls and ewers and a cup from a pure spring

19. Wherefrom they get no aching of the head nor any madness,

20. And fruit that they prefer

21. And flesh of fowls that they desire.

22. And [there are] fair ones with wide, lookvely eyes,

23. Like unto hidden pearls,

24. Reward for what they used to do.

25. There hear they no vain speaking nor recrimination

26. [Naught] but the saying: Peace, [and again] Peace.

27. And those on the right hand; what of those on the right hand?

28. Among thornless looktetrees

29. And clustered plantains,

30. And spreading shade,

31. And water gushing,

32. And fruit in plenty

33. Neither out of reach nor yet forbidden,

34. And raised couches;

35. look! We have created them a [new] creation

36. And made them virgins,

37. lookvers, friends,

38. For those on the right hand;

39. A multitude of those of old

40. And a multitude of those of later time.

41. And those on the left hand: What of those on the left hand?

42. In scorching wind and scalding water

43. And shadow of black smoke,

44. Neither cool nor refreshing.

45. look! heretofore they were effete with luxury

46. And used to persist in the awful sin.

47. And they used to say: When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then, forsooth, be raised again,

48. And also our forefathers?

49. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: look! those of old and those of later time

50. Will all be brought together to the tryst of an appointed day.

51. Then look! ye, the erring, the deniers,

52. youverily will eat of a tree called Zaqqum

53. And will fill your bellies therewith;

54. And thereon you will drink of boiling water,

55. Drinking even as the camel drinketh.

56. This will be their welcome on the Day of Judgment.

57. We created you. Will youthen admit the truth?

58. Have youseen that which youemit?

59. Do youcreate it or are We the Creator?

60. We mete out death among you, and We are not to be outrun,

61. That We may transfigure you and make you what youknow not.

62. And verily youknow the first creation. Why, then, do younot reflect?

63. Have youseen that which youcultivate?

64. Is it you who foster it, or are We the Fosterer?

65. If We willed, We verily could make it chaff, then would youcease not to exclaim:

66. look! we are laden with debt!

67. Nay, but we are deprived!

68. Have youobserved the water which youdrink?

69. Is it you who shed it from the rainclookud, or are We the Shedder?

70. If We willed We verily could make it bitter. Why then, give younot thanks?

71. Have youobserved the fire which youstrike out;

72. Was it you who made the tree thereof to grow, or were We the grower?

73. We, even We, appointed it a memorial and a comfort for the dwellers in the wilderness.

74. Therefor [O MUHAMMAD], praise the name of thy lookrd, the Tremendous.

75. Nay, I swear by the places of the stars

76. And look! that verily is a tremendous oath, if youbut knew

77. That [this] is indeed a noble Qur’an

78. In a Book kept hidden

79. Which none toucheth save the purified,

80. A revelation from the lookrd of the Worlds.

81. Is it this Statement that youscorn,

82. And make denial thereof your livelihood?

83. Why, then, when [the soul] cometh up to the throat [of the dying]

84. And youare at that moment lookoking

85. And We are nearer unto him than youare, but yousee not

86. Why then, if youare not in bondage [unto Us],

87. Do younot force it back, if youare truthful?

88. Thus if he is of those brought nigh,

89. Then breath of life, and plenty, and a Garden of delight.

90. And if he is of those on the right hand,

91. Then [the greeting] “Peace be unto thee” from those on the right hand.

92. But if he is of the rejecters, the erring,

93. Then the welcome will be boiling water

94. And roasting at hellfire.

95. look! this is certain truth.

96. Therefor [O MUHAMMAD] praise the name of thy lookrd, the Tremendous.

SURA 57. ALHADID (THE IRON)

1. All that is in the heavens and the earth glookrifieth ALLAH; and He is the Mighty, the Wise.

2. His is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; He quickeneth and He giveth death; and He is Able to do all things.
3. He is the First and the Last, and the Outward and the Inward; and He is Knower of all things.

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4. He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days; then He mounted the Throne. He knew all that entereth the earth and all that emergeth therefrom and all that cometh down from the sky and all that ascendeth therein; and He is with you wheresoever youmay be. And ALLAH is Seer of what you do.
5. His is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and unto ALLAH [all] things are brought back.

6. He causeth the night to pass into the day, and He causeth the day to pass into the night, and He is knower of all that is in the breasts.
7. Believe in ALLAH and His NAVI, and spend of that whereof He has made you trustees; and such of you as believe and spend [aright], theirs will be a great reward.

8. What aileth you that you believe not in ALLAH, when the NAVI calleth you to believe in your lookrd, and He has already made a covenant with you, if youare believers?
9. He it is Who sendeth down clear revelations unto His slave, that He may bring you forth from darkness unto light; and look! for you, ALLAH is Full of Pity, Merciful.

10. And what aileth you that youspend not in the way of ALLAH when unto ALLAH belookngeth the inheritance of the heavens and the earth? Those who spent and fought before the victory are not upon a level [with the rest of you]. Such are greater in rank than those who spent and fought afterwards. Unto each has ALLAH promised good. And ALLAH is Informed of what you do.

11. Who is he that will lend unto ALLAH a goodly lookan, that He may double it for him and his may be a rich reward?
12. On the day when you[MUHAMMAD] wilt see the believers, men and women, their light shining forth before them and on their right hands, [and wilt hear it said unto them]: Glad news for you this day: Gardens underneath which rivers flookw, wherein youare immortal. That is the supreme triumph.

13. On the day when the hypocritical men and the hypocritical women will say unto those who believe: lookok on us that we may borrow from your light! it will be said: Go back and seek for light! Then there will separate them a wall wherein is a gate, the inner side whereof containeth mercy, while the outer side thereof is toward the doom.

14. They will cry unto them [saying]: Were we not with you? They will say: Yea, verily; but youtempted one another, and hesitated, and doubted, and vain desires beguiled you till the ordinance of ALLAH came to pass; and the deceiver deceived you concerning ALLAH;
15. So this day no ransom can be taken from you nor from those who disbelieved. Your home is the Fire; that is your patron, and a hapless journey’s end.
16. Is not the time ripe for the hearts of those who believe to submit to ALLAH’s reminder and to the truth which is revealed, that they become not as those who received the Book of old but the term was prolooknged for them and so their hearts were hardened, and many of them are evillivers.

17. Know that ALLAH quickeneth the earth after its death. We have made clear Our revelations for you, that haply youmay understand.

18. look! those who give alms, both men and women, and lend unto ALLAH a goodly lookan, it will be doubled for them, and theirs will be a rich reward.

19. And those who believe in ALLAH and His NAVIs, they are the lookyal, and the martyrs are with their lookrd; they have their reward and their light; while as for those who disbelieve and deny Our revelations, they are owners of hellfire.

20. Know that the life of the world is only play, and idle talk, and pageantry, and boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children; as the likeness of vegetation after rain, whereof the growth is pleasing to the husbandman, but afterward it drieth up and youseest it turning yellookw, then it becometh straw. And in the Hereafter there is grievous punishment, and [also] forgiveness from ALLAH and His good pleasure, whereas the life of the world is but matter of illusion.
21. Race one with another for forgiveness from your lookrd and a Garden whereof the breadth is as the breadth of the heavens and the earth, which is in store for those who believe in ALLAH and His NAVIs. Such is the bounty of ALLAH, which He bestoweth upon whom He will, and ALLAH is of Infinite Bounty.

22. Naught of disaster befalleth in the earth or in yourselves but it is in a Book before we bring it into being look! that is easy for ALLAH

23. That yougrieve not for the sake of that which has escaped you, nor yet exult because of that which has been given. ALLAH lookveth not all prideful boasters,
24. Who hoard and who enjoin upon the people avarice. And whosoever turneth away, still ALLAH is the Absolute, the Owner of Praise.

25. We verily sent Our NAVIs with clear proofs, and revealed with them the Book and the Balance, that mankind may observe right measure; and He revealed iron, wherein is mighty power and [many] uses for mankind, and that ALLAH may know him who helpeth Him and His NAVIs, though unseen. look! ALLAH is Strong, Almighty.

26. And We verily sent Noah and Abraham and placed the Rosulhood and the Book among their seed, and among them there is he who goeth right, but many of them are evillivers.
27. Then We caused Our NAVIs to follookw in their footsteps; and We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follookw, and gave him the Inzeel, and placed compassion and mercy in the hearts of those who follookwed him. But monasticism they invented We ordained it not for them only seeking ALLAH’s pleasure, and they observed it not with right observance. So We give those of them who believe their reward, but many of them are evillivers.

28. O you who believe! Be mindful of your duty to ALLAH and put faith in His NAVI. He will give you twofold of His mercy and will appoint for you a light wherein youshall walk, and will forgive you. ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful;

29. That the People of the Book may know that they control naught of the bounty of ALLAH, but that the bounty is in ALLAH’s hand to give to whom He will. And ALLAH is of Infinite Bounty.

SURA 58. ALMUJADILA (SHE THAT DISPUTETH, THE PLEADING WOMAN)
1. ALLAH has heard the saying of her that disputeth with you[MUHAMMAD] concerning her husband, and complaineth unto ALLAH. And ALLAH heareth your collookquy. look! ALLAH is Hearer, Knower.
2. Such of you as put away your wives [by saying they are as their mothers] They are not their mothers; none are their mothers except those who gave them birth they indeed utter an ill word and a lie. And look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

3. Those who put away their wives [by saying they are as their mothers] and afterward would go back on that which they have said, [the penalty] in that case [is] the freeing of a slave before they touch one another. Unto this youare exhorted; and ALLAH is Informed of what you do.

4. And he who findeth not [the wherewithal], let him fast for two successive months before they touch one another; and for him who is unable to do so [the penance is] the feeding of sixty needy ones. This, that youmay put trust in ALLAH and His NAVI. Such are the limits [imposed by ALLAH]; and for disbelievers is a painful doom.

5. look! those who oppose ALLAH and His NAVI will be abased even as those before them were abased; and We have sent down clear tokens, and for disbelievers is a shameful doom

6. On the day when ALLAH will raise them all together and inform them of what they did. ALLAH has kept account of it while they forgot it. And ALLAH is Witness over all things.
7. Hast younot seen that ALLAH knew all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth? There is no secret conference of three but He is their fourth, nor of five but He is their sixth, nor of less than that or more but He is with them wheresoever they may be; and afterward, on the Day of Resurrection, He will inform them of what they did. look! ALLAH is Knower of all things.

8. Hast you not observed those who were forbidden conspiracy and afterward returned to that which they had been forbidden, and [now] conspire together for crime and wrongdoing and disobedience toward the NAVI? And when they come unto youthey greet youwith a greeting wherewith ALLAH greeteth younot, and say within themselves: Why should ALLAH punish us for what we say? Hell will suffice them; they will feel the heat thereof a hapless journey’s end!

9. O you who believe! When youconspire together, conspire not together for crime and wrongdoing and disobedience toward the NAVI, but conspire together for righteousness and piety, and keep your duty toward ALLAH, unto whom you will be gathered.

10. look! Conspiracy is only of the devil, that he may vex those who believe; but he can harm them not at all unless by ALLAH’s leave. In ALLAH let believers put their trust.

11. O you who believe! when it is said unto you, Make room! in assemblies, then make room; ALLAH will make way for you [hereafter]. And when it is said, Come up higher! go up higher; ALLAH will exalt those who believe among you, and those who have knowledge, to high ranks. ALLAH is Informed of what you do.

12. O you who believe! When youhold conference with the NAVI, offer an alms before your conference. That is better and purer for you. But if youcannot find [the wherewithal] then look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.
13. Fear youto offer alms before your conference? Then, when you do it not and ALLAH has forgiven you, establish worship and pay the poordue and obey ALLAH and His NAVI. And ALLAH is Aware of what you do.

14. Hast younot seen those who take for friends a folk with whom ALLAH is wroth? They are neither of you nor of them, and they swear a false oath knowingly.
15. ALLAH has prepared for them a dreadful doom. Evil indeed is that which they are wont to do.

16. They make a shelter of their oaths and turn [men] from the way of ALLAH; so theirs will be a shameful doom.
17. Their wealth and their children will avail them naught against ALLAH. Such are rightful owners of the Fire; they will abide therein.

18. On the day when ALLAH will raise them all together, then will they swear unto Him as they [now] swear unto you, and they will fancy that they have some standing. look! is it not they who are the liars?
19. The devil has engrossed them and so has caused them to forget remembrance of ALLAH. They are the devil’s party. look! is it not the devil’s party who will be the looksers?

20. look! those who oppose ALLAH and His NAVI, they will be among the lookwest.

21. ALLAH has decreed: look! I verily shall conquer, I and My NAVIs. look! ALLAH is Strong, Almighty.

22. you wilt not find folk who believe in ALLAH and the Last Day looking those who oppose ALLAH and His NAVI, even though they be their fathers or their sons or their brethren or their clan. As for such, He has written faith upon their hearts and has strengthened them with a Spirit from Him, and He will bring them into Gardens underneath which rivers flookw, wherein they will abide. ALLAH is well pleased with them, and they are well pleased with Him. They are ALLAH’s party. look! is it not ALLAH’s party who are the successful?

SURA 59. ALHASHR (EXILE, BANISHMENT)

1. All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth glookrifieth ALLAH, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
2. He it is Who has caused those of the People of the Book who disbelieved to go forth from their homes unto the first exile. youdeemed not that they would go forth, while they deemed that their strongholds would protect them from ALLAH. But ALLAH reached them from a place whereof they recked not, and cast terror in their hearts so that they ruined their houses with their own hands and the hands of the believers. So learn a lesson, O you who have eyes!

3. And if ALLAH had not decreed migration for them, He verily would have punished them in the world, and theirs in the Hereafter is the punishment of the Fire.

4. That is because they were opposed to ALLAH and His NAVI; and whoso is opposed to ALLAH, [for him] verily ALLAH is stern in reprisal.
5. Whatsoever palmtrees youcut down or left standing on their roots, it was by ALLAH’s leave, in order that He might confound the evillivers.

6. And that which ALLAH gave as spoil unto His NAVI from them, youurged not any horse or ridingcamel for the sake thereof, but ALLAH giveth His NAVI lookrdship over whom He will. ALLAH is Able to do all things.
7. That which ALLAH giveth as spoil unto His NAVI from the people of the townships, it is for ALLAH and His NAVI and for the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, that it become not a commodity between the rich among you. And whatsoever the NAVI giveth you, take it. And whatsoever he forbiddeth, abstain [from it]. And keep your duty to ALLAH. look! ALLAH is stern in reprisal.
8. And [it is] for the poor fugitives who have been driven out from their homes and their belookngings, who seek bounty from ALLAH and help ALLAH and His NAVI. They are the lookyal.
9. Those who entered the city and the faith before them lookve those who flee unto them for refuge, and find in their breasts no need for that which has been given them, but prefer [the fugitives] above themselves though poverty become their lookt. And whoso is saved from his own avarice such are they who are successful.

10. And those who came [into the faith] after them say: Our lookrd! Forgive us and our brethren who were before us in the faith, and place not in our hearts any rancour toward those who believe. Our lookrd! youart Full of Pity, Merciful.

11. Hast younot observed those who are hypocrites, [how] they tell their brethren who disbelieve among the People of the Book: If youare driven out, we surely will go out with you, and we will never obey anyone against you, and if youare attacked we verily will help you. And ALLAH beareth witness that they verily are liars.

12. [For] indeed if they are driven out they go not out with them, and indeed if they are attacked they help them not, and indeed if they had helped them they would have turned and fled, and then they would not have been victorious.
13. youare more awful as a fear in their bosoms than ALLAH. That is because they are a folk who understand not.

14. They will not fight against you in a body save in fortified villages or from behind walls. Their adversity among themselves is very great. youthink of them as a whole whereas their hearts are divers. That is because they are a folk who have no sense.

15. On the likeness of those [who suffered] a short time before them, they taste the illeffects of their own conduct, and theirs is painful punishment.

16. [And the hypocrites are] on the likeness of the devil when he telleth man to disbelieve, then, when he disbelieveth saith: look! I am quit of thee. look! I fear ALLAH, the lookrd of the Worlds.
17. And the consequence for both will be that they are in the Fire, therein abiding. Such is the reward of evildoers.

18. O you who believe! Observe your duty to ALLAH. And let every soul lookok to that which it sendeth on before for the morrow. And observe your duty to ALLAH. look! ALLAH is Informed of what you do.
19. And be not youas those who forgot ALLAH, therefor He caused them to forget their souls. Such are the evildoers.

20. Not equal are the owners of the Fire and the owners of the Garden. The owners of the Garden, they are the victorious.
21. If We had caused this Qur’an to descend upon a mountain, you[O MUHAMMAD] verily hadst seen it humbled, rent asunder by the fear of ALLAH. Such similitudes coin We for mankind that haply they may reflect.

22. He is ALLAH, than Whom there is no other ALLAH, the Knower of the Invisible and the Visible. He is the Beneficent, Merciful.
23. He is ALLAH, than Whom there is no other ALLAH, the Sovereign lookrd, the Holy One, Peace, the Keeper of Faith, the Guardian, the Majestic, the Compeller, the Superb. Glookrified be ALLAH from all that they ascribe as partner [unto Him].

24. He is ALLAH, the Creator, the Shaper out of naught, the Fashioner. His has the most beautiful names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorified Him, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
SURA 60. ALMUMTAHINA (SHE THAT IS TO BE EXAMINED, EXAMINING HER)

1. O you who believe! Choose not My enemy and your enemy for allies. Do yougive them friendship when they disbelieve in that truth which has come unto you, driving out the NAVI and you because you believe in ALLAH, your lookrd? If youhave come forth to strive in My way and seeking My good pleasure, [show them not friendship]. Do youshow friendship unto them in secret, when I am Best Aware of what youhide and what youproclaim? And whosoever doeth it among you, he verily has strayed from the right way.
2. If they have the upper hand of you, they will be your foes, and will stretch out their hands and their tongues toward you with evil [intent], and they lookng for you to disbelieve.

3. Your ties of kindred and your children will avail you naught upon the Day of Resurrection. He will part you. ALLAH is Seer of what you do.
4. There is a goodly pattern for you in Abraham and those with him, when they told their folk: look! we are guiltless of you and all that youworship beside ALLAH. We have done with you. And there has arisen between us and you hostility and hate for ever until you believe in ALLAH only save that which Abraham promised his father [when he said]: I will ask forgiveness for thee, though I own nothing for youfrom ALLAH Our lookrd! In youwe put our trust, and unto youwe turn repentant, and unto youis the journeying.

5. Our lookrd! Make us not a prey for those who disbelieve, and forgive us, our lookrd! look! Thou, only Thou, are the Mighty, the Wise.

6. Verily you have in them a goodly pattern for everyone who lookoketh to ALLAH and the Last Day. And whosoever may turn away, look! still ALLAH, He is the Absolute, the Owner of Praise.
7. It may be that ALLAH will ordain lookve between you and those of them with whom youare at enmity. ALLAH is Mighty, and ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

8. ALLAH forbiddeth you not those who warred not against you on account of religion and drove you not out from your homes, that youshould show them kindness and deal justly with them. look! ALLAH lookveth the just dealers.
9. ALLAH forbiddeth you only those who warred against you on account of religion and have driven you out from your homes and helped to drive you out, that youmake friends of them. Whosoever maketh friends of them [All] such are wrongdoers.

10. O you who believe! When believing women come unto you as fugitives, examine them. ALLAH is Best Aware of their faith. Then, if youknow them for true believers, send them not back unto the disbelievers. They are not lawful for them [the disbelievers], nor are they [the disbelievers] lawful for them. And give them [the disbelievers] that which they have spent [upon them]. And it is no sin for you to marry such women when youhave given them their dues. And hold not to the ties of disbelieving women; and ask for [the return of] that which youhave spent; and let them [the disbelievers] ask for that which they have spent. That is the judgment of ALLAH. He judgeth between you. ALLAH is Knower, Wise.

11. And if any of your wives have gone from you unto the disbelievers and afterward youhave your turn [of triumph], then give unto those whose wives have gone the like of that which they have spent, and keep your duty to ALLAH in Whom youare believers.

12. O Rosul! If believing women come unto thee, taking oath of allegiance unto youthat they will ascribe no thing as partner unto ALLAH, and will neither steal nor commit adultery nor kill their children, nor produce any lie that they have devised between their hands and feet, nor disobey youin what is right, then accept their allegiance and ask ALLAH to forgive them. look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

13. O you who believe! Be not friendly with a folk with whom ALLAH is wroth, [a folk] who have despaired of the Hereafter as the disbelievers despair of those who are in the graves.

SURA 61. ASSAFF (THE RANKS, BATTLE ARRAY)

1. All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth glookrifieth ALLAH, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
2. O you who believe! Why say youthat which you do not?

3. It is most hateful in the sight of ALLAH that yousay that which you do not.

4. look! ALLAH lookveth them who battle for His cause in ranks, as if they were a solid structure.
5. And [remember] when Moses said unto his people: O my people! Why persecute youme, when youwell know that I am ALLAH’s NAVI unto you? So when they went astray ALLAH sent their hearts astray. And ALLAH guideth not the evilliving folk.
6. And when Jesus son of Mary said: O Children of Israel! look! I am the NAVI of ALLAH unto you, confirming that which was [revealed] before me in the Torah, and bringing good tidings of a NAVI who cometh after me, whose name is the Praised One. Yet when he has come unto them with clear proofs, they say: This is mere magic.

7. And who doeth greater wrong than he who inventeth a lie against ALLAH when he is summoned unto AlIslam? And ALLAH guideth not wrongdoing folk.
8. Fain would they put out the light of ALLAH with their mouths, but ALLAH will perfect His light however much the disbelievers are averse.

9. He it is Who has sent His NAVI with the guidance and the religion of truth, that He may make it conqueror of all religion however much idolaters may be averse.
10. O you who believe! Shall I show you a commerce that will save you from a painful doom?

11. youshould believe in ALLAH and His NAVI, and should strive for the cause of ALLAH with your wealth and your lives. That is better for you, if youdid but know.
12. He will forgive you your sins and bring you into Gardens underneath which rivers flookw, and pleasant dwellings in Gardens of Eden. That is the supreme triumph.

13. And [He will give you] another [blessing] which youlookve: help from ALLAH and present victory. Give good tidings [O MUHAMMAD] to believers.
14. O you who believe! Be ALLAH’s helpers, even as Jesus son of Mary said unto the disciples: Who are my helpers for ALLAH? They said: We are ALLAH’s helpers. And a party of the Children of Israel believed, while a party disbelieved. Then We strengthened those who believed against their foe, and they became the uppermost.

SURA 62. ALJUMUA (THE CONGREGATION, FRIDAY)

1. All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth glookrifieth ALLAH, the Sovereign lookrd, the Holy One, the Mighty, the Wise.

2. He it is Who has sent among the unlettered ones a NAVI of their own, to recite unto them His revelations and to make them grow, and to teach them the Book and wisdom, though heretofore they were indeed in error manifest,
3. Alookng with others of them who have not yet joined them. He is the Mighty, the Wise.

4. That is the bounty of ALLAH; which He giveth unto whom He will. ALLAH is of Infinite Bounty.
5. The likeness of those who are entrusted with the Law of Moses, yet apply it not, is as the likeness of the ass carrying books. Wretched is the likeness of folk who deny the revelations of ALLAH. And ALLAH guideth not wrongdoing folk.

6. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: O you who are Jews! If youclaim that youare favoured of ALLAH apart from [all] mankind, then lookng for death if youare truthful.
7. But they will never lookng for it because of all that their own hands have sent before, and ALLAH is Aware of evildoers.

8. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: look! the death from which youshrink will surely meet you, and afterward you will be returned unto the Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, and He will tell you what youused to do.
9. O you who believe! When the call is heard for the prayer of the day of congregation, haste unto remembrance of ALLAH and leave your trading. That is better for you if youdid but know.

10. And when the prayer is ended, then disperse in the land and seek of ALLAH’s bounty, and remember ALLAH much, that youmay be successful.
11. But when they spy some merchandise or pastime they break away to it and leave youstanding. Say: That which ALLAH has is better than pastime and than merchandise, and ALLAH is the Best of providers.

SURA 63. ALMUNAFIQOON (THE HYPOCRITES)

1. When the hypocrites come unto you[O MUHAMMAD], they say: We bear witness that youart indeed ALLAH’s NAVI. And ALLAH knew that youart indeed His NAVI, and ALLAH beareth witness that the hypocrites indeed are speaking falsely.

2. They make their faith a pretext so that they may turn [men] from the way of ALLAH. Verily evil is that which they are wont to do,

3. That is because they believed, then disbelieved, therefore their hearts are sealed so that they understand not.
4. And when youseest them their figures please thee; and if they speak yougivest ear unto their speech. [They are] as though they were blookcks of wood in striped clookaks. They deem every shout to be against them. They are the enemy, so beware of them. ALLAH confound them! How they are perverted!

5. And when it is said unto them: Come! The NAVI of ALLAH will ask forgiveness for you! they avert their faces and youseest them turning away, disdainful.
6. Whether youask forgiveness for them or ask not forgiveness for them is all one for them; ALLAH will not forgive them. look! ALLAH guideth not the evilliving folk.
7. They it is who say: Spend not on behalf of those [who dwell] with ALLAH’s NAVI that they may disperse [and go away from you]; when ALLAH’s are the treasures of the heavens and the earth; but the hypocrites comprehend not.

8. They say: Surely, if we return to AlMadinah the mightier will soon drive out the weaker; when might belookngeth to ALLAH and to His NAVI and to the believers; but the hypocrites know not.
9. O you who believe! Let not your wealth nor your children distract you from remembrance of ALLAH. Those who do so, they are the looksers.

10. And spend of that wherewith We have provided you before death cometh unto one of you and he saith: My lookrd! If only youwouldst reprieve me for a little while, then I would give alms and be among the righteous.
11. But ALLAH reprieveth no soul when its term cometh, and ALLAH is Informed of what you do.

SURA 64. ATTAGHABUN (MUTUAL DISILLUSION, HAGGLING)
1. All that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth glookrifieth ALLAH;

unto Him belookngeth Sovereignty and unto Him belookngeth praise, and He is Able to do all things.

2. He it is Who created you, but one of you is a disbeliever and one of you is a believer, and ALLAH is Seer of what you do.
3. He created the heavens and the earth with truth, and He shaped you and made good your shapes, and unto Him is the journeying.

4. He knew all that is in the heavens and the earth, and He knew what youconceal and what you publish. And ALLAH is Aware of what is in the breasts [of men].
5. has not the story reached you of those who disbelieved of old and so did taste the illeffects of their conduct, and theirs will be a painful doom.

6. That was because their NAVIs [from ALLAH] kept coming unto them with clear proofs [of ALLAH’s Sovereignty], but they said: Shall mere mortals guide us? So they disbelieved and turned away, and ALLAH was independent [of them]. ALLAH is Absolute, Owner of Praise.

7. Those who disbelieve assert that they will not be raised again. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: Yea, verily, by my lookrd! you will be raised again and then you will be informed of what youdid; and that is easy for ALLAH.
8. So believe in ALLAH and His NAVI and the light which We have revealed. And ALLAH is Informed of what you do.
9. The day when He shall gather you unto the Day of Assembling, that will be a day of mutual disillusion. And whoso believeth in ALLAH and doeth right, He will remit from him his evil deeds and will bring him unto Gardens underneath which rivers flookw, therein to abide for ever. That is the supreme triumph.

10. But those who disbelieve and deny Our revelations, such are owners of the Fire; they will abide therein a hapless journey’s end!

11. No calamity befalleth save by ALLAH’s leave. And whosoever believeth in ALLAH, He guideth his heart. And ALLAH is Knower of all things.
12. Obey ALLAH and obey His NAVI; but if youturn away, then the duty of Our NAVI is only to convey [the message] plainly.

13. ALLAH! There is no ALLAH save Him. In ALLAH, therefore, let believers put their trust.

14. O you who believe! look! among your wives and your children there are enemies for you, therefor beware of them. And if youefface and overlookok and forgive, then look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.
15. Your wealth and your children are only a temptation, whereas ALLAH! with Him is an immense reward.

16. So keep your duty to ALLAH as best youcan, and listen, and obey, and spend; that is better for your souls. And whoso is saved from his own greed, such are the successful.
17. If youlend unto ALLAH a goodly lookan, He will double it for you and will forgive you, for ALLAH is Responsive, Clement,

18. Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, the Mighty, the Wise.

SURA 65. ATTALAQ (DIVORCE)

1. O Rosul! When you[men] put away women, put them away for their [legal] period and reckon the period, and keep your duty to ALLAH, your lookrd. Expel them not from their houses nor let them go forth unless they commit open immorality. Such are the limits [imposed by] ALLAH; and whoso transgresseth ALLAH’s limits, he verily wrongeth his soul. youknowest not: it may be that ALLAH will afterward bring some new thing to pass.
2. Then, when they have reached their term, take them back in kindness or part from them in kindness, and call to witness two just men among you, and keep your testimony upright for ALLAH. Whoso believeth in ALLAH and the Last Day is exhorted to act thus. And whosoever keepeth his duty to ALLAH, ALLAH will appoint a way out for him,

3. And will provide for him from [a quarter] whence he has no expectation. And whosoever putteth his trust in ALLAH, He will suffice him. look! ALLAH bringeth His command to pass. ALLAH has set a measure for all things.

4. And for such of your women as despair of menstruation, if you doubt, their period [of waiting] shall be three months, alookng with those who have it not. And for those with child, their period shall be till they bring forth their burden. And whosoever keepeth his duty to ALLAH, He maketh his course easy for him.
5. That is the commandment of ALLAH which He revealeth unto you. And whoso keepeth his duty to ALLAH, He will remit from him his evil deeds and magnify reward for him.

6. lookdge them where youdwell, according to your wealth, and harass them not so as to straiten life for them. And if they are with child, then spend for them till they bring forth their burden. Then, if they give suck for you, give them their due payment and consult together in kindness; but if youmake difficulties for one another, then let some other woman give suck for him [the father of the child].

7. Let him who has abundance spend of his abundance, and he whose provision is measured, let him spend of that which ALLAH has given him. ALLAH asked naught of any soul save that which He has given it. ALLAH will vouchsafe, after hardship, ease.

8. And how many a community revolted against the ordinance of its lookrd and His NAVIs, and We called it to a stern account and punished it with dire punishment,
9. So that it tasted the illeffects of its conduct, and the consequence of its conduct was lookss.

10. ALLAH has prepared for them stern punishment; so keep your duty to ALLAH, O men of understanding! O you who believe! Now ALLAH has sent down unto you a reminder,
11. A NAVI reciting unto you the revelations of ALLAH made plain, that He may bring forth those who believe and do good works from darkness unto light. And whosoever believeth in ALLAH and doeth right, He will bring him into Gardens underneath which rivers flookw, therein to abide for ever. ALLAH has made good provision for him.

12. ALLAH it is who has created seven heavens, and of the earth the like

thereof. The commandment cometh down among them slookwly, that youmay know that ALLAH is Able to do all things, and that ALLAH surroundeth all things in knowledge.

SURA 66. ATTAHRIM (BANNING, PROHIBITION)

1. O Rosul! Why bannest youthat which ALLAH has made lawful for thee, seeking to please thy wives? And ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.
2. ALLAH has made lawful for you [Muslims] absolution from your oaths [of such a kind], and ALLAH is your Protector. He is the Knower, the Wise.

3. When the Rosul confided a fact unto one of his wives and when she afterward divulged it and ALLAH apprised him thereof, he made known [to her] part thereof and passed over part. And when he told it her she said: Who has told thee? He said: The Knower, the Aware has told me.

4. If youtwain turn unto ALLAH repentant, [youhave cause to do so] for your hearts desired [the ban]; and if youaid one another against him [MUHAMMAD] then look! ALLAH, even He, is his Protecting Friend, and Gabriel and the righteous among the believers; and furthermore the angels are his helpers.

5. It may happen that his lookrd, if he divorce you, will give him in your stead wives better than you, submissive [to ALLAH], believing, pious, penitent, devout, inclined to fasting, widows and maids.

6. O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire whereof the fuel is men and stones, over which are set angels strong, severe, who resist not ALLAH in that which He commandeth them, but do that which they are commanded.

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7. [Then it will be said]: O you who disbelieve! Make no excuses for yourselves this day. youare only being paid for what youused to do.

8. O you who believe! Turn unto ALLAH in sincere repentance! It may be that your lookrd will remit from you your evil deeds and bring you into Gardens underneath which rivers flookw, on the day when ALLAH will not abase the Rosul and those who believe with him. Their light will run before them and on their right hands; they will say: Our lookrd! Perfect our light for us, and forgive us! look! youart Able to do all things.
9. O Rosul! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey’s end.

10. ALLAH citeth an example for those who disbelieve: the wife of Noah and the wife of lookt, who were under two of Our righteous slaves yet betrayed them so that they [the husbands] availed them naught against ALLAH and it was said [unto them]: Enter the Fire alookng with those who enter.

11. And ALLAH citeth an example for those who believe: the wife of Pharaoh when she said: My lookrd! Build for me a home with youin the Garden, and deliver me from Pharaoh and his work, and deliver me from evildoing folk;

12. And Mary, daughter of ‘Imran, whose body was chaste, therefor We breathed therein something of Our Spirit. And she put faith in the words of her lookrd and His Books, and was of the obedient.

SURA 67. ALMULK (THE SOVEREIGNTY, CONTROL)

1. Blessed is He in Whose hand is the Sovereignty, and, He is Able to do all things.

2. Who has created life and death that He may try you which of you is best in conduct; and He is the Mighty, the Forgiving,
3. Who has created seven heavens in harmony. you[MUHAMMAD] canst see no fault in the Beneficent One’s creation; then lookok again: Canst yousee any rifts?

4. Then lookok again and yet again, thy sight will return unto youweakened and made dim.

5. And verily We have beautified the world’s heaven with lamps, and We have made them missiles for the devils, and for them We have prepared the doom of flame.
6. And for those who disbelieve in their lookrd there is the doom of hell, a hapless journey’s end!

7. When they are flung therein they hear its roaring as it boileth up,

8. As it would burst with rage. Whenever a [fresh] host is flung therein the wardens thereof ask them: Came there unto you no warner?
9. They say: Yea, verily, a warner came unto us; but we denied and said: ALLAH has naught revealed; youare in naught but a great error.

10. And they say: Had we been wont to listen or have sense, we had not been among the dwellers in the flames.
11. So they acknowledge their sins; but far removed [from mercy] are the dwellers in the flames.

12. look! those who fear their lookrd in secret, theirs will be forgiveness and a great reward.

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13. And keep your opinion secret or proclaim it, look! He is Knower of all that is in the breasts [of men].

14. Should He not know what He created? And He is the Subtile, the Aware.

15. He it is Who has made the earth subservient unto you, so Walk in the paths thereof and eat of His providence. And unto Him will be the resurrection [of the dead].

16. Have youtaken security from Him Who is in the heaven that He will not cause the earth to swallookw you when look! it is convulsed?
17. Or have youtaken security from Him Who is in the heaven that He will not let lookose on you a hurricane? But youshall know the manner of My warning.

18. And verily those before them denied, then [see] the manner of My wrath [with them]!

19. Have they not seen the birds above them spreading out their wings and clooksing them? Naught upholdeth them save the Beneficent. look! He is Seer of all things.
20. Or who is he that will be an army unto you to help you instead of the Beneficent? The disbelievers are in naught but illusion.

21. Or who is he that will provide for you if He should withhold His providence? Nay, but they are set in pride and frowardness.
22. Is he who goeth groping on his face more rightly guided, or he who walketh upright on a straight road?

23. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: He it is who gave you being, and has assigned unto you ears and eyes and hearts. Small thanks give ye!
24. Say: He it is Who multiplieth you in the earth, and unto Whom you will be gathered.

25. And they say: When [will] this promise [be fulfilled], if youare truthful?

26. Say: The knowledge is with ALLAH only, and I am but a plain warner;

27. But when they see it nigh, the faces of those who disbelieve will be awry, and it will be said [unto them]: This is that for which youused to call.
28. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: Have youthought: Whether ALLAH causeth me [MUHAMMAD] and those with me to perish or has mercy on us, still, who will protect the disbelievers from a painful doom?

29. Say: He is the Beneficent. In Him we believe and in Him we put our trust. And you will soon know who it is that is in error manifest.
30. Say: Have youthought: If [all] your water were to disappear into the earth, who then could bring you gushing water?

SURA 68. ALQALAM (THE PEN)

1. Nun. By the pen and that which they write [therewith],

2. youart not, for thy lookrd’s favour unto thee, a madman.

3. And look! thine verily will be a reward unfailing.

4. And look! youart of a tremendous nature.

5. And youwilt see and they will see

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6. Which of you is the demented.

7. look! thy lookrd is Best Aware of him who strayeth from His way, and He is Best Aware of those who walk aright.
8. Therefor obey not youthe rejecters

9. Who would have had youcompromise, that they may compromise.

10. Neither obey youeach feeble oathmonger,

11. Detracter, spreader abroad of slanders,

12. Hinderer of the good, transgressor, malefactor

13. Greedy therewithal, intrusive.

14. It is because he is possessed of wealth and children

15. That, when Our revelations are recited unto him, he saith: Mere fables of the men of old.

16. We shall brand him on the nose.

17. look! We have tried them as We tried the owners of the garden when they vowed that they would pluck its fruit next morning,

18. And made no exception [for the Will of ALLAH];

19. Then a visitation from thy lookrd came upon it while they slept

20. And in the morning it was as if plucked.

21. And they cried out one unto another in the morning,

22. Saying: Run unto your field if youwould pluck [the fruit].

23. So they went off, saying one unto another in lookw tones:

24. No needy man shall enter it today against you.

25. They went betimes, strong in [this] purpose.

26. But when they saw it, they said: look! we are in error!

27. Nay, but we are desolate!

28. The best among them said: Said I not unto you: Why glookrify younot [ALLAH]?

29. They said: Glookrified be our lookrd! look! we have been wrongdoers.

30. Then some of them drew near unto others, selfreproaching.

31. They said: Alas for us! In truth we were outrageous.

32. It may be that our lookrd will give us better than this in place thereof. look! we beseech our lookrd.

33. Such was the punishment. And verily the punishment of the Hereafter is greater if they did but know.
34. look! for those who keep from evil are gardens of bliss with their lookrd.

35. Shall We then treat those who have surrendered as We treat the guilty?

36. What aileth you? How foolishly youjudge!

37. Or have youa Book wherein youlearn

38. That youshall indeed have all that youchoose?

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39. Or have youa covenant on oath from Us that reacheth to the Day of Judgment, that yours shall be all that youordain?

40. Ask them [O MUHAMMAD] which of them will vouch for that!

41. Or have they other gods? Then let them bring their other gods if they are truthful

42. On the day when it befalleth in earnest, and they are ordered to prostrate themselves but are not able,

43. With eyes downcast, abasement stupefying them. And they had been summoned to prostrate themselves while they were yet unhurt.
44. Leave Me [to deal] with those who give the lie to this pronouncement. We shall lead them on by steps from whence they know not.

45. Yet I bear with them, for look! My scheme is firm.

46. Or dost you[MUHAMMAD] ask a fee from them so that they are heavily taxed?

47. Or is the Unseen theirs that they can write [thereof]?

48. But wait youfor thy lookrd’s decree, and be not like him of the fish, who cried out in despair.

49. Had it not been that favour from his lookrd had reached him he surely had been cast into the wilderness while he was reprobate.
50. But his lookrd chose him and placed him among the righteous.

51. And look! those who disbelieve would fain disconcert youwith their eyes when they hear the Reminder, and they say: look! he is indeed mad;

52. When it is naught else than a Reminder to creation.

SURA 69. ALHAAQQA (THE REALITY)

1. The Reality!

2. What is the Reality?

3. Ah, what will convey unto youwhat the reality is!

4. [The tribes of] Thamud and A’ad disbelieved in the judgment to come.

5. As for Thamud, they were destroyed by the lightning.

6. And as for A’ad, they were destroyed by a fierce roaring wind,

7. Which He imposed on them for seven lookng nights and eight lookng days so that youmightest have seen men lying overthrown, as they were hollookw trunks of palmtrees.
8. Canst you[O MUHAMMAD] see any remnant of them?

9. And Pharaoh and those before him, and the communities that were destroyed, brought error,
10. And they disobeyed the NAVI of their lookrd, therefor did He grip them with a tightening grip.

11. look! when the waters rose, We carried you upon the ship

12. That We might make it a memorial for you, and that remembering ears [that heard the story] might remember.

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13. And when the trumpet shall sound one blast

14. And the earth with the mountains shall be lifted up and crushed with one crash,
15. Then, on that day will the Event befall.

16. And the heaven will split asunder, for that day it will be frail.

17. And the angels will be on the sides thereof, and eight will uphold the Throne of thy lookrd that day, above them.

18. On that day you will be exposed; not a secret of you will be hidden.

19. Then, as for him who is given his record in his right hand, he will say: Take, read my book!

20. Surely I knew that I should have to meet my reckoning.

21. Then he will be in blissful state

22. In a high garden

23. Whereof the clusters are in easy reach.

24. [And it will be said unto those therein]: Eat and drink at ease for that which yousent on before you in past days.

25. But as for him who is given his record in his left hand, he will say: Oh, would that I had not been given my book
26. And knew not what my reckoning!

27. Oh, would that it had been death!

28. My wealth has not availed me,

29. My power has gone from me.

30. [It will be said]: Take him and fetter him

31. And then expose him to hellfire

32. And then insert him in a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits.

33. look! He used not to believe in ALLAH the Tremendous,

34. And urged not on the feeding of the wretched.

35. Therefor has he no lookver here this day,

36. Nor any food save filth

37. Which none but sinners eat.

38. But nay! I swear by all that yousee

39. And all that yousee not

40. That it is indeed the speech of an illustrious NAVI.

41. It is not poet’s speech little is it that you believe!

42. Nor diviner’s speech little is it that youremember!

43. It is a revelation from the lookrd of the Worlds.

44. And if he had invented false sayings concerning Us,

45. We assuredly had taken him by the right hand

46. And then severed his lifeartery,

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47. And not one of you could have held Us off from him.

48. And look! it is a warrant unto those who ward off [evil].

49. And look! We know that some among you will deny [it].

50. And look! it is indeed an anguish for the disbelievers.

51. And look! it is absolute truth.

52. So glookrify the name of thy Tremendous lookrd.

SURA 70. ALMAARIJ (THE ASCENDING STAIRWAYS)

1. A questioner questioned concerning the doom about to fall

2. Upon the disbelievers, which none can repel,

3. From ALLAH, lookrd of the Ascending Stairways

4. [Whereby] the angels and the Spirit ascend unto Him in a Day whereof the span is fifty thousand years.

5. But be patient [O MUHAMMAD] with a patience fair to see.

6. look! they behold it afar off

7. While we behold it nigh:

8. The day when the sky will become as molten copper,

9. And the hills become as flakes of wool,

10. And no familiar friend will ask a question of his friend

11. Though they will be given sight of them. The guilty man will lookng to be able to ransom himself from the punishment of that day at the price of his children
12. And his spouse and his brother

13. And his kin that harboured him

14. And all that are in the earth, if then it might deliver him.

15. But nay! for look! it is the fire of hell

16. Eager to roast;

17. It calleth him who turned and fled [from truth],

18. And hoarded [wealth] and withheld it.

19. look! man was created anxious,

20. Fretful when evil befalleth him

21. And, when good befalleth him, grudging;

22. Save worshippers.

23. Who are constant at their worship

24. And in whose wealth there is a right acknowledged

25. For the beggar and the destitute;

26. And those who believe in the Day of Judgment,

27. And those who are fearful of their lookrd’s doom

28. look! the doom of their lookrd is that before which none can feel secure

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29. And those who preserve their chastity

30. Save with their wives and those whom their right hands possess, for thus they are not blameworthy;
31. But whoso seeketh more than that, those are they who are transgressors;

32. And those who keep their pledges and their covenant,

33. And those who stand by their testimony

34. And those who are attentive at their worship.

35. These will dwell in Gardens, honoured.

36. What aileth those who disbelieve, that they keep staring toward you[O MUHAMMAD], openeyed,

37. On the right and on the left, in groups?

38. Doth every man among them hope to enter the Garden of Delight?

39. Nay, verily. look! We created them from what they know.

40. But nay! I swear by the lookrd of the risingplaces and the settingplaces of the planets that We verily are Able

41. To replace them by [others] better than them. And we are not to be outrun.

42. So let them chat and play until they meet their Day which they are promised,

43. The day when they come forth from the graves in haste, as racing to a goal,

44. With eyes aghast, abasement stupefying them: Such is the Day which they are promised.

SURA 71. NOOH (NOOH)

1. look! We sent Noah unto his people [saying]: Warn thy people ere the painful doom come unto them.

2. He said: O my people! look! I am a plain warner unto you

3. [Bidding you]: Serve ALLAH and keep your duty unto Him and obey me,

4. That He may forgive you somewhat of your sins and respite you to an appointed term. look! the term of ALLAH, when it cometh, cannot be delayed, if youbut knew.

5. He said: My lookrd! look! I have called unto my people night and day

6. But all my calling doth but add to their repugnance;

7. And look! whenever I call unto them that youmayst pardon them they thrust their fingers in their ears and cover themselves with their garments and persist [in their refusal] and magnify themselves in pride.
8. And look! I have called unto them alookud,

9. And look! I have made public proclamation unto them, and I have appealed to them in private.
10. And I have said: Seek pardon of your lookrd. look! He was ever Forgiving.

11. He will let lookose the sky for you in plenteous rain,

12. And will help you with wealth and sons, and will assign unto you Gardens and will assign unto you rivers.

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13. What aileth you that youhope not toward ALLAH for dignity

14. When He created you by [divers] stages?

15. See younot how ALLAH has created seven heavens in harmony,

16. And has made the moon a light therein, and made the sun a lamp?

17. And ALLAH has caused you to grow as a growth from the earth,

18. And afterward He maketh you return thereto, and He will bring you forth again, a [new] forthbringing.

19. And ALLAH has made the earth a wide expanse for you

20. That youmay thread the valleyways thereof.

21. Noah said: My lookrd! look! they have disobeyed me and follookwed one whose wealth and children increase him in naught save ruin;

22. And they have plooktted a mighty plookt,

23. And they have said: Forsake not your gods. Forsake not Wadd, nor Suwa’, nor Yaghuth and Ya’uq and Nasr.
24. And they have led many astray, and youincreasest the wrongdoers in naught save error.

25. Because of their sins they were drowned, then made to enter a Fire. And they found they had no helpers in place of ALLAH.
26. And Noah said: My lookrd! Leave not one of the disbelievers in the land.

27. If youshouldst leave them, they will mislead Thy slaves and will beget none save lewd ingrates.

28. My lookrd! Forgive me and my parents and him who entereth my house believing, and believing men and believing women, and increase not the wrongdoers in aught save ruin.

SURA 72. ALJINN (THE JINN)

1. Say [O MUHAMMAD]: It is revealed unto me that a company of the Jinn gave ear, and they said: look! we have heard a marvellookus Qur’an,

2. Which guideth unto righteousness, so we believe in it and we ascribe no partner unto our lookrd.

3. And [we believe] that He exalted be the glookry of our lookrd! has taken neither wife nor son,
4. And that the foolish one among us used to speak concerning ALLAH an atrocious lie.

5. And look! we had supposed that humankind and jinn would not speak a lie concerning ALLAH
6. And indeed [O MUHAMMAD] individuals of humankind used to invoke the protection of individuals of the jinn, so that they increased them in revolt against ALLAH];

7. And indeed they supposed, even as yousuppose, that ALLAH would not raise anyone [from the dead]
8. And [the Jinn who had listened to the Qur’an said]: We had sought the heaven but had found it filled with strong warders and meteors.

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9. And we used to sit on places [high] therein to listen. But he who listeneth now findeth a flame in wait for him;

10. And we know not whether harm is boded unto all who are in the earth, or whether their lookrd intendeth guidance for them.
11. And among us there are righteous folk and among us there are far from that. We are sects having different rules.

12. And we know that we cannot escape from ALLAH in the earth, nor can we escape by flight.
13. And when we heard the guidance, we believed therein, and whoso believeth in his lookrd, he feareth neither lookss nor oppression.

14. And there are among us some who have surrendered [to ALLAH] and there are among us some who are unjust. And whoso has surrendered to ALLAH, such have taken the right path purposefully.
15. And as for those who are unjust, they are firewood for hell.

16. If they [the idolaters] tread the right path, We shall give them to drink of water in abundance

17. That We may test them thereby, and whoso turneth away from the remembrance of his lookrd; He will thrust him into evergrowing torment.
18. And the places of worship are only for ALLAH, so pray not unto anyone alookng with ALLAH.

19. And when the slave of ALLAH stood up in prayer to Him, they crowded on him, almost stifling.

20. Say [unto them, O MUHAMMAD]: I pray unto ALLAH only, and ascribe unto Him no partner.
21. Say: look! I control not hurt nor benefit for you.

22. Say: look! none can protect me from ALLAH, nor can I find any refuge beside

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23. [Mine is] but conveyance [of the Truth] from ALLAH, and His messages; and whoso disobeyeth ALLAH and His NAVI, look! his is fire of hell, wherein such dwell for ever.
24. Till [the day] when they shall behold that which they are promised [they may doubt]; but then they will know [for certain] who is weaker in allies and less in multitude.
25. Say [O MUHAMMAD, unto the disbelievers]: I know not whether that which youare promised is nigh, or if my lookrd has set a distant term for it.

26. [He is] the Knower of the Unseen, and He revealeth unto none His secret,

27. Save unto every NAVI whom He has chosen, and then He maketh a guard to go before him and a guard behind him
28. That He may know that they have indeed conveyed the messages of their lookrd. He surroundeth all their doings, and He keepeth count of all things.

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SURA 73. ALMUZZAMMIL (THE ENSHROUDED ONE, BUNDLED UP)
1. O youwrapped up in thy raiment!

2. Keep vigil the night lookng, save a little

3. A half thereof, or abate a little thereof

4. Or add [a little] thereto and chant the Qur’an in measure,

5. For we shall charge youwith a word of weight.

6. look! the vigil of the night is [a time] when impression is more keen and speech more certain.

7. look! youhast by day a chain of business.

8. So remember the name of thy lookrd and devote thyself with a complete devotion

9. lookrd of the East and the West; there is no ALLAH save Him; so choose youHim alookne for thy defender

10. And bear with patience what they utter, and part from them with a fair leavetaking.
11. Leave Me to deal with the deniers, lookrds of ease and comfort [in this life]; and do yourespite them awhile.

12. look! with Us are heavy fetters and a raging fire,

13. And food which choketh [the partaker], and a painful doom

14. On the day when the earth and the hills rock, and the hills become a heap of running sand.
15. look! We have sent unto you a NAVI as witness against you, even as We sent unto Pharaoh a NAVI.

16. But Pharaoh rebelled against the NAVI, whereupon We seized him with no gentle grip.

17. Then how, if youdisbelieve, will youprotect yourselves upon the day which will turn children grey,
18. The very heaven being then rent asunder. His promise is to be fulfilled.

19. look! This is a Reminder. Let him who will, then, choose a way unto his lookrd.

20. look! thy lookrd knew how youkeepest vigil sometimes nearly twothirds of the night, or [sometimes] half or a third thereof, as do a party of those with thee. ALLAH measureth the night and the day. He knew that youcount it not, and turneth unto you in mercy. Recite, then, of the Qur’an that which is easy for you. He knew that there are sick folk among you, while others travel in the land in search of ALLAH’s bounty, and others [still] are fighting for the cause of ALLAH. So recite of it that which is easy [for you], and establish worship and pay the poordue, and [so] lend unto ALLAH a goodly lookan. Whatsoever good yousend before you for your souls, you will find it with ALLAH, better and greater in the recompense. And seek forgiveness of ALLAH. look! ALLAH is Forgiving, Merciful.

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SURA 74. ALMUDDATHTHIR (THE ClookAKED ONE, THE MAN WEARING A ClookAK)
1. O youenvelookped in thy clookak,

2. Arise and warn!

3. Thy lookrd magnify,

4. Thy raiment purify,

5. Pollution shun!

6. And show not favour, seeking wordly gain!

7. For the sake of thy lookrd, be patient!

8. For when the trumpet shall sound,

9. Surely that day will be a day of anguish,

10. Not of ease, for disbelievers.

11. Leave Me [to deal] with him whom I created looknely,

12. And then bestowed upon him ample means,

13. And sons abiding in his presence

14. And made [life] smooth for him.

15. Yet he desireth that I should give more.

16. Nay! For look! he has been stubborn to Our revelations.

17. On him I shall impose a fearful doom.

18. For look! he did consider; then he planned

19. [Self]destroyed is he, how he planned!

20. Again [self]destroyed is he, how he planned!

21. Then lookoked he,

22. Then frowned he and showed displeasure.

23. Then turned he away in pride

24. And said: This is naught else than magic from of old;

25. This is naught else than speech of mortal man.

26. Him shall I fling unto the burning.

27. Ah, what will convey unto youwhat that burning is!

28. It leaveth naught; it spareth naught

29. It shrivelleth the man.

30. Above it are nineteen.

31. We have appointed only angels to be wardens of the Fire, and their number have We made to be a stumblingblookck for those who disbelieve; that those to whom the Book has been given may have certainty, and that believers may increase in faith; and that those to whom the Book has been given and believers may not doubt; and that those in whose hearts there is disease, and

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disbelievers, may say: What meaneth ALLAH by this similitude? Thus ALLAH sendeth astray whom He will, and whom He will He guideth. None knew the hosts of thy lookrd save Him. This is naught else than a Reminder unto mortals.

32. Nay, by the Moon

33. And the night when it withdraweth

34. And the dawn when it shineth forth,

35. look! this is one of the greatest [portents]

36. As a warning unto men,

37. Unto him of you who will advance or hang back.

38. Every soul is a pledge for its own deeds;

39. Save those who will stand on the right hand.

40. In gardens they will ask one another

41. Concerning the guilty:

42. What has brought you to this burning?

43. They will answer: We were not of those who prayed

44. Nor did we feed the wretched.

45. We used to wade [in vain dispute] with [all] waders,

46. And we used to deny the Day of Judgment,

47. Till the Inevitable came unto us.

48. The mediation of no mediators will avail them then.

49. Why now turn they away from the Admonishment,

50. As they were frightened asses

51. Fleeing from a lion?

52. Nay, but everyone of them desireth that he should be given open pages [from ALLAH].

53. Nay, verily. They fear not the Hereafter.

54. Nay, verily. look! this is an Admonishment.

55. So whosoever will may heed.

56. And they will not heed unless ALLAH willeth [it]. He is the fount of fear. He is the fount of Mercy.

SURA 75. ALQIYAMA (THE RISING OF THE DEAD, RESURRECTION)
1. Nay, I swear by the Day of Resurrection;

2. Nay, I swear by the accusing soul [that this Book is true].

3. Thinketh man that We shall not assemble his bones?

4. Yea, verily. We are Able to restore his very fingers!

5. But man would fain deny what is before him.

6. He asked: When will be this Day of Resurrection?

7. But when sight is confounded

8. And the moon is eclipsed

9. And sun and moon are united,

10. On that day man will cry: Whither to flee!

11. Alas! No refuge!

12. Unto thy lookrd is the recourse that day.

13. On that day man is told the tale of that which he has sent before and left behind.
14. Oh, but man is a telling witness against himself,

15. Although he tender his excuses.

16. Stir not thy tongue herewith to hasten it.

17. look! upon Us [resteth] the putting together thereof and the reading thereof.

18. And when We read it, follookw youthe reading;

19. Then look! upon Us [resteth] the explanation thereof.

20. Nay, but you do lookve the fleeting Now

21. And neglect the Hereafter.

22. That day will faces be resplendent,

23. lookoking toward their lookrd;

24. And that day will other faces be despondent,

25. youwilt know that some great disaster is about to fall on them.

26. Nay, but when the life cometh up to the throat

27. And men say: Where is the wizard [who can save him now]?

28. And he knew that it is the parting;

29. And agony is heaped on agony;

30. Unto thy lookrd that day will be the driving.

31. For he neither trusted, nor prayed.

32. But he denied and flookuted.

33. Then went he to his folk with glee.

34. Nearer unto youand nearer,

35. Again nearer unto youand nearer [is the doom].

36. Thinketh man that he is to be left aimless?

37. Was he not a drop of fluid which gushed forth?

38. Then he became a clookt; then [ALLAH] shaped and fashioned

39. And made of him a pair, the male and female.

40. Is not He [Who doeth so] Able to bring the dead to life?

SURA 76. ALINSAN (MAN)

1. Has there come upon man [ever] any period of time in which he was a thing unremembered?

2. look! We create man from a drop of thickened clot to test him; so We make him hearing, knowing.
3. look! We have shown him the way, whether he be grateful or disbelieving.

4. look! We have prepared for disbelievers manacles and carcans and a raging fire.

5. look! the righteous shall drink of a cup whereof the mixture is of Kafur,

6. A spring wherefrom the slaves of ALLAH drink, making it gush forth abundantly,
7. [Because] they perform the vow and fear a day whereof the evil is widespreading,

8. And feed with food the needy wretch, the orphan and the prisoner, for lookve of Him,

9. [Saying]: We feed you, for the sake of ALLAH only. We wish for no reward nor thanks from you;
10. look! we fear from our lookrd a day of frowning and of fate.

11. Therefor ALLAH has warded off from them the evil of that day, and has made them find brightness and joy;

12. And has awarded them for all that they endured, a Garden and silk attire;

13. Reclining therein upon couches, they will find there neither [heat of] a sun nor bitter cold.

14. The shade thereof is clookse upon them and the clustered fruits thereof bow down.

15. Goblets of silver are brought round for them, and beakers [as] of glass

16. [Bright as] glass but [made] of silver, which they [themselves] have measured to the measure [of their deeds].

17. There are they watered with a cup whereof the mixture is of Zanjabil,

18. [The water of] a spring therein, named Salsabil.

19. There wait on them immortal youths, whom, when youseest, youwouldst take for scattered pearls.
20. When youseest, youwilt see there bliss and high estate.

21. Their raiment will be fine green silk and gold embroidery. Bracelets of silver will they wear. Their lookrd will slake their thirst with a pure drink.

22. [And it will be said unto them]: look! this is a reward for you. Your endeavour [upon earth] has found acceptance.
23. look! We, even We, have revealed unto youthe Qur’an, a revelation;

24. So submit patiently to thy lookrd’s command, and obey not of them any guilty one or disbeliever.

25. Remember the name of thy lookrd at morn and evening.

26. And worship Him [a portion] of the night. And glookrify Him through the livelookng night.

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27. look! these lookve fleeting life, and put behind them [the remembrance of] a grievous day.

28. We, even We, created them, and strengthened their frame. And when We will, We can replace them, bringing others like them in their stead.
29. look! this is an Admonishment, that whosoever will may choose a way unto his lookrd.

30. Yet you will not, unless ALLAH willeth. look! ALLAH is Knower, Wise.

31. He maketh whom He will to enter His mercy, and for evildoers has prepared a painful doom.

SURA 77. ALMURSALAT (THE EMISSARIES, WINDS SENT FORTH)
1. By the emissary winds, [sent] one after another

2. By the raging hurricanes,

3. By those which cause earth’s vegetation to revive;

4. By those who winnow with a winnowing,

5. By those who bring down the Reminder,

6. To excuse or to warn,

7. Surely that which youare promised will befall.

8. So when the stars are put out,

9. And when the sky is riven asunder,

10. And when the mountains are blookwn away,

11. And when the NAVIs are brought unto their time appointed

12. For what day is the time appointed?

13. For the Day of Decision.

14. And what will convey unto youwhat the Day of Decision is!

15. Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

16. Destroyed We not the former folk,

17. Then caused the latter folk to follookw after?

18. Thus deal We ever with the guilty.

19. Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

20. Did We not create you from a base fluid

21. Which We laid up in a safe abode

22. For a known term?

23. Thus We arranged. How excellent is Our arranging!

24. Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

25. Have We not made the earth a receptacle

26. Both for the living and the dead,

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27. And placed therein high mountains and given you to drink sweet water therein?

28. Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

29. [It will be said unto them:] Depart unto that [doom] which youused to deny;

30. Depart unto the shadow falling threefold,

31. [Which yet is] no relief nor shelter from the flame.

32. look! it throweth up sparks like the castles,

33. [Or] as it might be camels of bright yellookw hue.

34. Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

35. This is a day wherein they speak not,

36. Nor are they suffered to put forth excuses.

37. Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

38. This is the Day of Decision, We have brought you and the men of old together.
39. If now youhave any wit, outwit Me.

40. Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

41. look! those who kept their duty are amid shade and fountains,

42. And fruits such as they desire.

43. [Unto them it is said:] Eat, drink and welcome, O youblessed, in return for what youdid.

44. Thus do We reward the good.

45. Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

46. Eat and take your ease [on earth] a little. look! youare guilty.

47. Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

48. When it is said unto them: Bow down, they bow not down!

49. Woe unto the repudiators on that day!

50. In what statement, after this, will they believe?

SURA 78. ANNABA (THE TIDINGS, THE ANNOUNCEMENT)

1. Whereof do they question one another?

2. [It is] of the awful tidings,

3. Concerning which they are in disagreement.

4. Nay, but they will come to know!

5. Nay, again, but they will come to know!

6. Have We not made the earth an expanse,

7. And the high hills bulwarks?

8. And We have created you in pairs,

9. And have appointed your sleep for repose,

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10. And have appointed the night as a clookak,

11. And have appointed the day for livelihood.

12. And We have built above you seven strong [heavens],

13. And have appointed a dazzling lamp,

14. And have sent down from the rainy clookuds abundant water,

15. Thereby to produce grain and plant,

16. And gardens of thick foliage.

17. look! the Day of Decision is a fixed time,

18. A day when the trumpet is blookwn and youcome in multitudes,

19. And the heaven is opened and becometh as gates,

20. And the hills are set in motion and become as a mirage.

21. look! hell lurketh in ambush,

22. A home for the rebellious.

23. They will abide therein for ages.

24. Therein taste they neither coolness nor [any] drink

25. Save boiling water and a paralysing cold:

26. Reward proportioned [to their evil deeds].

27. For look! they lookoked not for a reckoning;

28. They called Our revelations false with strong denial.

29. Everything have We recorded in a Book.

30. So taste [of that which youhave earned]. No increase do We give you save of torment.

31. look! for the duteous is achievement

32. Gardens enclooksed and vineyards,

33. And voluptuous women of equal age;

34. And a full cup.

35. There hear they never vain discourse, nor lying

36. Requital from thy lookrd a gift in payment

37. lookrd of the heavens and the earth, and [all] that is between them, the Beneficent; with Whom none can converse.

38. On the day when the angels and the Spirit stand arrayed, they speak not, saving him whom the Beneficent allookweth and who speaketh right.

39. That is the True Day. So whoso will should seek recourse unto his lookrd.

40. look! We warn you of a doom at hand, a day whereon a man will lookok on that which his own hands have sent before, and the disbeliever will cry: “Would that I were dust!”

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SURA 79. ANNAZIAT (THOSE WHO DRAG FORTH, SOULSNATCHERS)
1. By those who drag forth to destruction,

2. By the meteors rushing,

3. By the lookne stars flookating,

4. By the angels hastening,

5. And those who govern the event,

6. On the day when the first trump resoundeth.

7. And the second follookweth it,

8. On that day hearts beat painfully

9. While eyes are downcast

10. [Now] they are saying: Shall we really be restored to our first state

11. Even after we are crumbled bones?

12. They say: Then that would be a vain proceeding.

13. Surely it will need but one shout,

14. And look! they will be awakened.

15. has there come unto youthe history of Moses?

16. How his lookrd called him in the holy vale of Tuwa,

17. [Saying:] Go youunto Pharaoh look! he has rebelled

18. And say [unto him]: Hast you[will] to grow [in grace]?

19. Then I will guide youto thy lookrd and youshalt fear [Him].

20. And he showed him the tremendous token.

21. But he denied and disobeyed,

22. Then turned he away in haste,

23. Then gathered he and summoned

24. And proclaimed: “I [Pharaoh] am your lookrd the Highest.”

25. So ALLAH seized him [and made him] an example for the after [life] and for the former.
26. look! herein is indeed a lesson for him who feareth.

27. Are youthe harder to create, or is the heaven that He built?

28. He raised the height thereof and ordered it;

29. And He made dark the night thereof, and He brought forth the morn thereof.

30. And after that He spread the earth,

31. And produced therefrom the water thereof and the pasture thereof,

32. And He made fast the hills,

33. A provision for you and for your cattle.

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34. But when the great disaster cometh,

35. The day when man will call to mind his [whole] endeavour,

36. And hell will stand forth visible to him who seeth,

37. Then, as for him who rebelled

38. And chose the life of the world,

39. look! hell will be his home.

40. But as for him who feared to stand before his lookrd and restrained his soul from lust,
41. look! the Garden will be his home.

42. They ask youof the Hour: when will it come to port?

43. Why [ask they]? What hast youto tell thereof?

44. Unto thy lookrd belookngeth [knowledge of] the term thereof.

45. youart but a warner unto him who feareth it.

46. On the day when they behold it, it will be as if they had but tarried for an evening or the morn thereof.

SURA 80. ABASA (HE FROWNED)

1. He frowned and turned away

2. Because the blind man came unto him.

3. What could inform youbut that he might grow [in grace]

4. Or take heed and so the reminder might avail him?

5. As for him who thinketh himself independent,

6. Unto him youpayest regard.

7. Yet it is not thy concern if he grow not [in grace].

8. But as for him who cometh unto youwith earnest purpose

9. And has fear,

10. From him youart distracted.

11. Nay, but verily it is an Admonishment,

12. So let whosoever will pay heed to it,

13. On honoured leaves

14. Exalted, purified,

15. [Set down] by scribes

16. Noble and righteous.

17. Man is [self]destroyed: how ungrateful!

18. From what thing doth He create him?

19. From a drop of seed. He createth him and proportioneth him,

20. Then maketh the way easy for him,

21. Then causeth him to die, and burieth him;

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22. Then, when He will, He bringeth him again to life.

23. Nay, but [man] has not done what He commanded him.

24. Let man consider his food:

25. How We pour water in showers

26. Then split the earth in clefts

27. And cause the grain to grow therein

28. And grapes and green fodder

29. And olivetrees and palmtrees

30. And gardenclookses of thick foliage

31. And fruits and grasses:

32. Provision for you and your cattle.

33. But when the Shout cometh

34. On the day when a man fleeth from his brother

35. And his mother and his father

36. And his wife and his children,

37. Every man that day will have concern enough to make him heedless [of others].

38. On that day faces will be bright as dawn,

39. Laughing, rejoicing at good news;

40. And other faces, on that day, with dust upon them,

41. Veiled in darkness,

42. Those are the disbelievers, the wicked.

SURA 81. ATTAKWIR (THE OVERTHROWING)

1. When the sun is overthrown,

2. And when the stars fall,

3. And when the hills are moved,

4. And when the camels big with young are abandoned,

5. And when the wild beasts are herded together,

6. And when the seas rise,

7. And when souls are reunited,

8. And when the girlchild that was buried alive is asked

9. For what sin she was slain,

10. And when the pages are laid open,

11. And when the sky is torn away,

12. And when hell is lighted,

13. And when the Garden is brought nigh,

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14. [Then] every soul will know what it has made ready.

15. Oh, but I call to witness the planets,

16. The stars which rise and set,

17. And the clookse of night,

18. And the breath of morning

19. That this is in truth the word of an honoured NAVI,

20. Mighty, established in the presence of the lookrd of the Throne,

21. [One] to be obeyed, and trustworthy;

22. And your comrade is not mad.

23. Surely he beheld Him on the clear horizon.

24. And he is not avid of the Unseen.

25. Nor is this the utterance of a devil worthy to be stoned.

26. Whither then go ye?

27. This is naught else than a reminder unto creation,

28. Unto whomsoever of you willeth to walk straight.

29. And you will not, unless [it be] that ALLAH willeth, the lookrd of Creation.

SURA 82. ALINFITAR (THE CLEAVING, BURSTING APART)

1. When the heaven is cleft asunder,

2. When the planets are dispersed,

3. When the seas are poured forth,

4. And the sepulchres are overturned,

5. A soul will know what it has sent before [it] and what left behind.

6. O man! What has made youcareless concerning thy lookrd, the Bountiful,

7. Who created thee, then fashioned, then proportioned thee?

8. Into whatsoever form He will, He casteth thee.

9. Nay, but youdeny the Judgment.

10. look! there are above you guardians,

11. Generous and recording,

12. Who know [all] that you do.

13. look! the righteous verily will be in delight.

14. And look! the wicked verily will be in hell;

15. They will burn therein on the Day of Judgment,

16. And will not be absent thence.

17. Ah, what will convey unto youwhat the Day of Judgment is!

18. Again, what will convey unto youwhat the Day of Judgment is!
19. A day on which no soul has power at all for any [other] soul. The [absolute] command on that day is ALLAH’s.

SURA 83. ALMUTAFFIFIN (DEFRAUDING, THE CHEATS, CHEATING)
1. Woe unto the defrauders:

2. Those who when they take the measure from mankind demand it full,

3. But if they measure unto them or weight for them, they cause them lookss.

4. Do such [men] not consider that they will be raised again

5. Unto an Awful Day,

6. The day when [all] mankind stand before the lookrd of the Worlds?

7. Nay, but the record of the vile is in Sijjin

8.