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15:1  Alif. Lam. Ra. These are verses of the Scripture and a plain Reading
15:2  It may be that those who disbelieve wish ardently that they were Muslims
15:3  Let them eat and enjoy life, and let (false) hope beguile them. They will come to know
15:4  And We destroyed no township but there was a known decree for it
15:5  No nation can outstrip its term nor can they lag behind
15:6  And they say: O thou unto whom the Reminder is revealed, lo! thou art indeed a madman
15:7  Why bringest thou not angels unto us, if thou art of the truthful
15:8  We send not down the angels save with the Fact, and in that case (the disbelievers) would not be tolerated
15:9  Lo! We, even We, reveal the Reminder, and lo! We verily are its Guardian
15:10  We verily sent (messengers) before thee among the factions of the men of old
15:11  And never came there unto them a messenger but they did mock him
15:12  Thus do We make it traverse the hearts of the guilty
15:13  They believe not therein, though the example of the men of old hath gone before
15:14  And even if We opened unto them a gate of heaven and they kept mounting through it
15:15  They would say: Our sight is wrong - nay, but we are folk bewitched
15:16  And verily in the heaven we have set mansions of the stars, and We have beautified it for beholders
15:17  And We have guarded it from every outcast devil
15:18  Save him who stealeth the hearing, and them doth a clear flame pursue
15:19  And the earth have We spread out, and placed therein firm hills, and caused each seemly thing to grow therein
15:20  And we have given unto you livelihoods therein, and unto those for whom ye provide not
15:21  And there is not a thing but with Us are the stores thereof. And we send it not down save in appointed measure
15:22  And We send the winds fertilising, and cause water to descend from the sky, and give it you to drink. It is not ye who are the holders of the store thereof
15:23  Lo! and it is We, even We, Who quicken and give death, and We are the Inheritor
15:24  And verily We know the eager among you and verily We know the laggards
15:25  Lo! thy Lord will gather them together. Lo! He is Wise, Aware
15:26  Verily We created man of potter's clay of black mud altered
15:27  And the jinn did We create aforetime of essential fire
15:28  And (remember) when thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo! I am creating a mortal out of potter's clay of black mud altered
15:29  So, when I have made him and have breathed into him of My Spirit, do ye fall down, prostrating yourselves unto him
15:30  So the angels fell prostrate, all of them togethe
15:31  Save Iblis. He refused to be among the prostrate
15:32  He said: O Iblis! What aileth thee that thou art not among the prostrate
15:33  He said: I am not one to prostrate myself unto a mortal whom Thou hast created out of potter's clay of black mud altered
15:34  He said: Then go thou forth from hence, for lo! thou art outcast
15:35  And lo! the curse shall be upon thee till the Day of Judgment
15:36  He said: My Lord! Reprieve me till the day when they are raised
15:37  He said: Then lo! thou art of those reprieve
15:38  Till the Day of appointed time
15:39  He said: My Lord! Because Thou hast sent me astray, I verily shall adorn the path of error for them in the earth, and shall mislead them every one
15:40  Save such of them as are Thy perfectly devoted slaves
15:41  He said: This is a right course incumbent upon Me
15:42  Lo! as for My slaves, thou hast no power over any of them save such of the froward as follow thee
15:43  And lo! for all such, hell will be the promised place
15:44  It hath seven gates, and each gate hath an appointed portion
15:45  Lo! those who ward off (evil) are among gardens and watersprings
15:46  (And it is said unto them): Enter them in peace, secure
15:47  And We remove whatever rancour may be in their breasts. As brethren, face to face, (they rest) on couches raised
15:48  Toil cometh not unto them there, nor will they be expelled from thence
15:49  Announce, (O Muhammad) unto My slaves that verily I am the Forgiving, the Merciful
15:50  And that My doom is the dolorous doom
15:51  And tell them of Abraham's guests
15:52  (How) when they came in unto him, and said: Peace. He said: Lo! we are afraid of you
15:53  They said: Be not afraid! Lo! we bring thee good tidings of a boy possessing wisdom
15:54  He said: Bring ye me good tidings (of a son) when old age hath overtaken me? Of what then can ye bring good tidings
15:55  They said: We bring thee good tidings in truth. So be not thou of the despairing
15:56  He said: And who despaireth of the mercy of his Lord save those who are astray
15:57  He said: And afterward what is your business, O ye messengers (of Allah)
15:58  They said: We have been sent unto a guilty folk
15:59  (All) save the family of Lot. Them we shall deliver every one
15:60  Except his wife, of whom We had decreed that she should be of those who stay behind
15:61  And when the messengers came unto the family of Lot
15:62  He said: Lo! ye are folk unknown (to me)
15:63  They said: Nay, but we bring thee that concerning which they keep disputing
15:64  And bring thee the Truth, and lo! we are truth-tellers
15:65  So travel with thy household in a portion of the night, and follow thou their backs. Let none of you turn round, but go whither ye are commanded
15:66  And We made plain the case to him, that the root of them (who did wrong) was to be cut at early morn
15:67  And the people of the city came, rejoicing at the news (of new arrivals)
15:68  He said: Lo! they are my guests. Affront me not
15:69  And keep your duty to Allah, and shame me not
15:70  They said; Have we not forbidden you from (entertaining) anyone
15:71  He said: Here are my daughters, if ye must be doing (so)
15:72  By thy life (O Muhammad) they moved blindly in the frenzy of approaching death
15:73  Then the (Awful) Cry overtook them at the sunrise
15:74  And We utterly confounded them, and We rained upon them stones of heated clay
15:75  Lo! therein verily are portents for those who read the signs
15:76  And lo! it is upon a road still uneffaced
15:77  Lo! therein is indeed a portent for believers
15:78  And the dwellers in the wood indeed were evil-doers
15:79  So we took vengeance on them; and lo! they both are on a high-road plain to see
15:80  And the dwellers in Al-Hijr denied (Our) messengers
15:81  And we gave them Our revelations, but they were averse to them
15:82  And they used to hew out dwellings from the hills, (wherein they dwelt) secure
15:83  But the (Awful) Cry overtook them at the morning hour
15:84  And that which they were wont to count as gain availed them not
15:85  We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save with truth, and lo! the Hour is surely coming. So forgive, (O Muhammad), with a gracious forgiveness
15:86  Lo! Thy Lord! He is the All-Wise Creator
15:87  We have given thee seven of the oft-repeated (verses) and the great Qur'an
15:88  Strain not thine eyes toward that which We cause some wedded pairs among them to enjoin, and be not grieved on their account, and lower thy wing (in tenderness) for the believers
15:89  And say: Lo! I, even I, am a plain warner
15:90  Such as We send down for those who make division
15:91  Those who break the Qur'an into parts
15:92  Them, by thy Lord, We shall question, every one
15:93  Of what they used to do
15:94  So proclaim that which thou art commanded, and withdraw from the idolaters
15:95  Lo! We defend thee from the scoffers
15:96  Who set some other god along with Allah. But they will come to know
15:97  Well know We that thy bosom is oppressed by what they say
15:98  But hymn the praise of thy Lord, and be of those who make prostration (unto Him)
15:99  And serve thy Lord till the Inevitable cometh unto thee