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Alif Lam Ra. A book whose verses have been pronounced, then explained, by One wise and informed.
That you should serve none but Allah, for I am a warner and bringer of good news to you from Him.
And that you should ask your Lord for forgiveness, then repent to Him, He will provide you with a good provision until a fixed date and gives everyone who gives favours His favours. And if you turn away, then I fear for you the punishment of a great day.
To Allah is your return and He is able to do anything.
But they bend over to hide from Him, yet when they wrap around their clothes He knows what they conceal and what they disclose, for He knows what is kept inside.
And there is no creature on earth but its provision is upon Allah, and He knows its place of rest and its destination, everything is in a clear book.
And He is who created the heavens and the earth in six days and His throne was upon water, so that He would test you as to who of you is best in work, and if you say: you are going to be raised after death, those who reject (the truth) will say: this is only plain magic.
And if We delayed the punishment for them to a fixed term, they would say: what holds it back? For sure, on the day it reaches them, it will not leave them and that which they used to make fun of will overcome them.
And if We make man taste mercy from Us, then take it away from him, he is despondent and ungrateful.
And if We make him taste a blessing after a harm touched him, he would say: the bad things have left me, for he rejoices and brags.
Except those who are patient and do good work, for those is forgiveness and a great reward.
So should you abandon some of what has been revealed to you and be uptight because they say: why has not a treasure been sent down to him or did an angel come with him? You are only a warner, and Allah is guardian over everything.
Or do they say he invented it? Say: bring ten comparable invented Surahs and call on whomever you can besides Allah if you are truthful.
Then if they do not respond to you, know that it has been revealed with the knowledge of Allah and that there is no god but Him, so will you submit (as Muslims)?
Whoever wants the life of this world and its adornment, We fully repay them their work in it and they will not be short-changed in it.
Those are the ones who have nothing but the fire in the hereafter and whatever they have produced is wasted and what they did is futile.
Unlike him who follows a clear proof from his Lord, recited by a witness from Him, and before it the book of Musa (Moses) as a guide and mercy. Those believe in it, and whoever rejects it of the allies, the fire is his abode. So do not be in doubt about it, it is the truth from your Lord, but most people do not believe.
And who is more wrong than he who invents a lie against Allah? They will be presented before their Lord and the witnesses will say: these lied about their Lord, may Allah´s curse be upon the wrongdoers.
Those who divert from the way of Allah and desire it to be crooked and they reject the hereafter.
Those will not escape on earth and will not have any protectors besides Allah. The punishment will be multiplied for them. They were unable to listen and unable to see.
They are the ones who have lost themselves, and what they used to invent deserted them.
Without fail they will be the losers in the hereafter.
Those who believe and do good work and are humble before Allah, they belong in the garden (of paradise), where they will remain.
The likeness of the two groups is like the blind and deaf and the seeing and hearing, are they alike? Do you not take heed?
And We already sent Nuh (Noah) to his people that I am a clear warner for you.
That you should serve none but Allah, for I fear for you the punishment of a painful day.
And the leaders who rejected (the truth) from his people said: we see in you only a human like us and we see that apparently only those most despised by us follow you, and we do not see any superiority of you over us but think you are liars.
He said: oh my people, have you considered that I am following a clear proof from my Lord and He has given me mercy from Him and you are blind to it? Are we going to impose it on you whilst you resent it?
And oh my people, I do not ask you for any wealth for it, for my reward is only upon Allah, and I am not going to send away those who believe, for they will meet their Lord , but I see you as an ignorant people.
And oh my people, who will help me against Allah if I were to send them away? Do you not reflect?
And I do not say to you that I have the treasures of Allah nor that I know the unseen, nor do I say that I am an angel, nor do I say to those who are despicable in your eyes that Allah will not give them any good - Allah knows best what is within them - for then I would be amongst the wrongdoers.
They said: Oh Nuh (Noah) you have argued with us and extended the argument with us, so bring us what you promise us if you are truthful.
He said: Allah will bring it to you if He wills, and you will not escape.
And my advice will not benefit you if I wanted to advise you if Allah wills to let you go astray; He is your Lord and to Him you return.
Or do you they say he has invented it? Say: if I invented it, then my sin is upon me and I am free of your sins.
And it was revealed to Nuh (Noah) that none of his people would believe besides who already believed, so do not be sad about what they do.
And construct the ship under Our supervision and in accordance with Our revelation and do not plead with Me about the wrongdoers, for they will drown.
And he constructed the ship, and each time leaders of his people passed him, they made fun of him. He said: if you make fun of us, then we will make fun of you like you made fun of us.
Then soon will you know whom a humiliating punishment will reach and who will deserve a lasting punishment.
Until when Our command came and the earth burst open We said: carry on it a pair of each kind and your family, except on whom the word has gone before, and those who believe, and only a few believed with him.
And he said: ride on it; in the name of Allah be its journey and arrival, for my Lord is indeed forgiving and merciful.
And it sailed with them on waves like mountains, and Nuh (Noah) called his son who was at a distance: oh my son, ride with us and do not be with those who reject (the truth).
He said: I will seek shelter on a mountain to protect me against the water. He said: there is no protection today against the command of Allah except for whom He has mercy. And the wave came between them and he was of those drowned.
And it was said: oh earth, swallow your water, and oh sky, desist, and the water receded and the matter was decided and it came to rest on Judi, and it was said: away with the wrongdoing people.
And Nuh (Noah) called his Lord and said: my Lord, my son is of my family and Your promise is true and You are the wisest of judges.
He said: oh Nuh (Noah), he is not of your family for his deeds are not good, so do not ask Me of what you have no knowledge of, I admonish you not to be of the ignorant.
He said: my Lord, I seek refuge in You that I should ask you what I have no knowledge of, and if You do not forgive me and have mercy on me, I will be of the losers.
It was said: oh Nuh (Noah), disembark with peace from Us and blessings upon you and on the communities which are with you; and there are communities whom we will give provision and then a painful punishment will touch them from Us.
This is information We reveal to you from the unseen, neither you nor your people knew it before, so be patient, the outcome is for those who beware (of Allah).
And to ´Ad (We sent) their brother Hud, saying: oh my people, serve Allah, you have no god other than Him, you are only inventing things.
Oh my people, I do not ask you for a reward for it, for my reward is only upon the One who originated me, do you not understand?
And oh my people, ask forgiveness from your Lord, then repent to Him, He will send abundant rain from the sky for you and increase your existing strength, and do not turn away sinful.
They said: oh Hud, you have not brought us a clear proof, and we are not going to abandon our idols on your say so, and we do not believe you.
We can only say that some of our idols have harmed you with evil. He said: I have Allah as a witness, so do witness that I am free of what you associate,
Besides Him, so plot altogether against me, then do not hesitate.
For I rely on Allah, my Lord and your Lord. There is no creature which He does not control, for my Lord is on a straight path.
Then if you turn away, then I have already conveyed what I was sent to you with, and my Lord will replace you with another people and you will not harm Him at all, for my Lord is keeper of everything.
And when Our command came, We rescued Hud and those who believed with him through mercy from Us and rescued them from an unrelenting punishment.
And that is ´Ad, they disputed the signs of their Lord and disobeyed His messengers and followed the command of every obstinate tyrant.
And they are followed by a curse in this world and on the day of resurrection, indeed ´Aad rejected their Lord, so away with ´Aad the people of Hud.
And to Thamud (We sent) their brother Salih, saying: oh my people, serve Allah, you have no other god than Him, He brought you into existence from the earth and established you on it, so ask Him for forgiveness, then repent to Him, for my Lord is near and responding.
They said: oh Salih, we had hopes for you before that; are you stopping us from serving what our fathers served whilst we are in severe doubt of what you call us to?
He said: oh my people, have you considered that I follow a clear proof from my Lord and He has given me mercy from Him? Then who will help me against Allah if I disobey Him, so you would only increase me in loss.
And oh my people, this is the she-camel of Allah as a sign for you, so let her eat on Allah´s earth and do not touch her with harm or a nearby punishment will take you.
Then they bled her to death, so he said: enjoy your homes for another three days, that is an unfailing promise.
Then when Our command came, We rescued Salih and those who believed with him through mercy from Us from the disgrace of that day, for your Lord is strong and mighty.
And the roar overtook them and they came to lie prostrate in their homes.
As if they had not prospered in them, indeed Thamud rejected their Lord, so away with Thamud.
And Our messengers came to Ibrahim (Abraham) with the good news, saying: peace. He said: peace, and did not hesitate to bring a roasted calf.
Then when he saw that their hands did not reach for it he became weary of them and felt afraid of them. They said: fear not, we were sent to the people of Lut (Lot).
And his wife was standing there and laughed, so We gave her good news of Ishaq (Isaac) and after Ishaq Ya´qub (Jacob).
She said: woe to me, am I to give birth whilst I am an old woman and this my husband is an old man? This is strange.
They said: are you astonished by the command of Allah? The mercy of Allah and His blessings be upon you members of the household, for He is the owner of praise and glory.
Then when the fright left Ibrahim (Abraham) and he received the good news, he argued with Us about the people of Lut (Lot).
For Ibrahim (Abraham) was gentle, devoted to prayer, repenting.
Oh Ibrahim (Abraham), leave it, your Lord´s command has already come and a punishment will reach them which cannot be averted.
And when Our messengers reached Lut (Lot), he was concerned and uneasy about them and said: this is a troublesome day.
And his people came rushing to him and had before been doing bad deeds. He said: oh my people, here are my daughters, they are purer for you, so beware of Allah and do not disgrace me with my guests, is there not a righteous man amongst you?
They said: you know that we have no right to your daughters and you know what we want.
He said: If only I had strength over you or could resort to a strong support.
They said: oh Lut (Lot), we are messengers of your Lord, they will not get to you, so travel with your family part of the night and let not any of them look back, except your wife, what afflicts them will afflict her. Their promised time is the morning. Is not the morning near?
And when Our command came We turned them upside down and rained upon them hardened stones in quick succession.
Embossed by your Lord; and it is not far from (these) wrongdoers.
And to Madyan (Midian) (We sent) their brother Shu´ayb (Jethro), saying: oh my people, serve Allah, you have no god other than Him, and do not give short measure and weight, for I see you are doing well, and I fear for you the punishment of a day surrounding all.
And oh my people, give full measure and weight in fairness and do not withhold from people their rights and do not spread corruption on earth.
What Allah leaves you is better for you if you are believers, and I am not a guardian over you.
They said: oh Shu´ayb (Jethro), does your prayer command you that we should abandon what our fathers served or that we should do with our wealth as we please? You are indeed the gentle and righteous.
He said: oh my people, have you considered that I follow a clear proof from my Lord and He has provided me with good provision from Him? And I do not want to differ from you in what I have forbidden you, I only want improvement as much as I can and my success is only from Allah, I have relied on Him and repent to Him.
And oh my people, let not disagreement with me mislead you so that the like of what afflicted the people of Nuh (Noah) or the people of Hud or the people of Salih afflicts you, and the people of Lut (Lot) are not far from you.
And ask forgiveness from your Lord, then repent to Him, for my Lord is merciful and loving.
They said: oh Shu´ayb (Jethro), we do not understand much of what you say and we see that you are weak amongst us, and if it were not for your clan, we would have stoned you, and you have no power over us.
He said: oh my people, is my clan more powerful to you than Allah and you have already turned your backs on Him? My Lord surrounds what you do.
And oh my people, do your work as you do, I do my work. Soon you will know whom a humiliating punishment will reach and who is the liar. Wait and see, I am waiting with you.
And when Our command came, We rescued Shu´ayb (Jethro) and those who believed with him through mercy from Us, and the roar overtook the wrongdoers and they came to lie prostrate in their homes.
As if they had not prospered in them, so away with Madyan (Midian) as Thamud have been done away with.
And We sent Musa (Moses) with Our signs and a clear authority.
To Pharaoh and his leaders who followed Pharaoh´s command, and Pharaoh´s command was not righteous.
He leads his people on the day of resurrection and delivers them to the fire, what a bad delivery location.
And they are followed by a curse in this world and on the day of resurrection, what a bad gift to receive.
This is information from the towns We tell you about, some (still) stand and some have been knocked down.
And We did not wrong them but they wronged themselves, and their idols whom they served besides Allah did not benefit them at all when the command of your Lord came, and they only increased them in ruin.
That is how your Lord´s grasp was when He overtook the towns whilst they did wrong, for His grasp is painful and severe.
In that is indeed a sign for whoever fears the punishment of the hereafter. That is a day when all people will be gathered and that is a day which will be witnessed.
And We only delay it for a limited term.
On the day it comes, no soul will speak except with His permission, and amongst them will be the distressed and the happy.
As for those who are distressed, they will be in the fire. In it will be sighing and wailing for them.
They will remain in it as long as the heavens and the earth last except for what your Lord wills, for your Lord does what He wills.
And as for those who are happy, they will be in the garden (of paradise) where they will remain as long as the heavens and the earth last except for what your Lord wills, a gift which will not diminish.
So have no doubt about what these serve: they only worship like their fathers worshipped before, and We will pay them their full share unreduced.
And We already gave Musa (Moses) the book, then they differed about it, and if a word from your Lord had not gone before, it would have been decided between them, and they are indeed in severe doubt about it.
And your Lord will pay each in full for their work, for He is informed of what they do.
So continue straight as you were commanded, together with whoever repents with you, and do not transgress, for He sees what you do.
And do not lean towards those who do wrong, so the fire would touch you and you would not have any protector besides Allah, then you would not be helped.
And keep up prayer at the ends of the day and a part of the night, for good deeds take away bad deeds, that is a reminder for those who pay heed.
And be patient, for Allah does not waste the reward of those who do good.
So why were there not amongst the generations before you those who insisted on prohibiting corruption on earth, except a few amongst them whom We rescued? Those who did wrong pursued the luxury they had and were sinful.
And your Lord would not destroy a town due to wrongdoing whilst its inhabitants improve.
And if your Lord willed, He would have made all people a single community, but they will not stop differing.
Except those whom your Lord has mercy on, and for that He created them, and the word of your Lord has come to pass that I will fill hell with Jinn and people altogether.
And in each case We tell you information about the messengers to strengthen your heart with it, and in this the truth and an admonishment and reminder for the believers has reached you.
And say to those who do not believe: do your work as you do, we are working.
And wait, we are waiting.
And to Allah belongs the unseen of the heavens and the earth and all affairs return to Him, so serve Him and rely on Him, and your Lord is not unaware of what you do.
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