Alif Lam Ra: These are the Signs (verses) of the Book— And the Quran that makes things clear
Again and again, those who disbelieve, will wish that they bowed (to Allah) in Islam
Leave them alone to eat and enjoy (this life) and to please themselves: Let (their false) hope amuse them: Soon knowledge (and truth) will (wake them)
And We never destroyed a population that did not have a term already decided (written) and allocated
And not any people can foresee its term, nor can they delay it
And they say: "O you to whom the Message is being revealed! You are truly mad (or possessed)
"Why will you not bring the angels to us if it is that you have the Truth?"
We do not send down the angels except with truth (for a valid cause): If they came (to the ungodly), look! No chance will they (the disbeliveers) have
Without doubt, We have sent down the Message; And We will surely guard it (safely from evil)
And indeed, We sent (messengers) before you from the religious people of earlier communities
And never came to them a messenger whom they (the people) did not mock
But, We let it (evil) come into the hearts of the guilty
That they should not believe in (the Message, the Quran); But (now) the ways of the old have passed away
Even if We opened to them a gate from heaven, and they continued to climb in there
They would only say: "Our eyes have been intoxicated: Nay, we have been overpowered by magic."
And indeed, We have set out the Zodiacal Signs (for planets) in the heavens, and made them seem fair to the onlookers
And (also) We have guarded them from every evil spirit that is cursed
Except any that may gain a hearing by hiding away, is chased (out) by a flaming fire, bright (to see)
And We have spread out the earth (flat); Placed mountains (on it) firm and immovable; And in it made all kinds of things in proper balance
And in it We have provided the means to live— For you and for those for whom you do not provide (the means to live)
And there is not a thing whose (unending) treasures are not with Us; And We only send down from there in correct and known measures
And We send the (water) bearing winds to fertilize, then We cause the rain to come down from the sky, and then give it (the rain) to you with water to drink, though you are not the keepers of its stores
And surely, it is We Who give life, and Who give Death: It is We Who remain Inheritors (at the end)
And indeed, We know the first generation of you who have past away, and indeed, We know the present generation of you and also those who will come later
Surely it is your Lord Who will bring them together: Truly, He is All Wise (Hakeem) and All Knowing (Aleem)
And indeed, We created man from dried clay (earth) that is capable of making sounds, from mud cast into shapes
And (the race of) jinns', which We had created before, from the smokeless flames (of fire)
And remember! Your Lord said to the angels: "I am going to create man, from dried sounding clay from mud cast into shape
"So, when I have fashioned him (Adam, the first man) in the his proper measures and breathed into him (Adam), the soul that I (Allah) created for him, then you (angels) fall down prostrate (in a show of respect) for him."
So the angels prostrated themselves, all of them together
Except Satan, [the chief of the (evil) jinn race], he refused to be amongst who prostrated themselves
(Allah) said: "O Satan! What is the reason for not being from those who prostrated themselves?"
(Satan) said:" I am not one to prostrate myself to man, (a mere human) whom You (Allah) created from sounding clay; From mud cast into shape."
(Allah) said: "Then you get out from here; For (this) verily, you are an outcaste and cursed
"And surely! The curse shall be on you till the Day of Recompense (Judgment)."
(Satan) said: "O Lord! Give me then relief (and time) till the Day the (dead) are raised."
(Allah) said: "To you relief is granted&mdash
"Till the Day of the Time appointed."
(Satan) said: ""O Lord! Because You have put me in the wrong, I will make (wrong) seem fair to them (the humans) on the Earth, and I will put them all in the wrong&mdash
"Except Your servants among them, truthful and purified (by You)."
(Allah) said: "This (truth and purification) is indeed (the Straight Path), a Way that reaches Straight to Me
"Certainly, you shall have no power over My servants except those who keep themselves in the wrong by following you."
And surely, Hell is the promised home for them all
To it are seven gates: For each of those gates there is a class (of sinners) assigned
Truly, the righteous (ones will be) in the Gardens and fountains
(Their greeting will be) : "You enter here in (total) peace and security."
And from their hearts, We shall remove any left over sense of pain and injury: (Like) brothers (happily) facing each other on thrones (of dignity)
In there, sense of being tired will not come to them, and they will never be asked to leave
Tell My servants that I am indeed the Often Forgiving (Al-Ghafoor), the Most Merciful (Ar-Raheem)
And that My Penalty will (also) be indeed the most painful penalty
Tell them about the (angels) guests of Ibrahim (Abraham)
When they entered his presence and said: "Peace!" He said, "Indeed, we feel afraid of you!"
They said: "Do not fear! We bring the happy news of a son blessed with wisdom."
He said: "Do you give me the happy news that old age has come over me? Then about what is your good news?"
They said: "We give you the happy news in truth: Then do not despair!"
He said: "And who despairs of the Mercy of his Lord, except those who go astray?"
Ibrahim (Abraham) said: "Then what is the (other) business on which you (have come), O you messengers (of Allah)?"
They said: "We have been sent to a people in guilt and sin
"Excepting the followers of Lut (Lot): We are certainly to save them (from harm), all&mdash
"Except his wife, who, we have known, will be from those who will remain behind."
Then the messengers (the angels) came to the family of Lut
He said: "You seem to be unknown (unusual) people."
They said: "Yes, we have come to you with the penalty to complete that about which they doubt
"And we have brought to you the truth (the destruction that is about to take place), and surely we tell the truth
"Then (you) travel with your household, when a portion of the night (still remains), and you go behind in the rear: And let no one from you look back, but go on to where you are ordered."
And We made known this decree (order) to him that the last remaining of those (sinners) should be left behind by the early morning
And the people of the city (with its evil ways) rushed over in (perverse and sinful) joy (at news of the young men as the messengers.
[Lut, (Lot)] said: "Verily, these are my guests: And so do not shame me
"And fear Allah, and do not disgrace me."
They said (to Lut): "Did we not forbid you to host and entertain any of the righteous (away from us)?"
(Lut) said: "These are my daughters (to marry), if you must act (so perversely)."
Surely, by your life (O Prophet), in their wild misled condition (of intoxication), they wander distracted back and forth
But the Blast (an explosion) overtook them (the Lut people) before morning
And We turned upside down (the cities of Sodom), and rained down on them brimstones (yellow sulfurous stones) hard as baked clay
Surely! In this (story of Lut) there are Signs for those who understand by tokens
And (the cities were) right on the high-road (between Arabia and Syria)
Surely! In this (story of the cities) there is a Sign for those who believe
And the people of the Woods were also wrongdoers
So, We gave their due (punishment) to them. They were both on an open highway, plain to see
And verily, the companions of the Rocky Trail also rejected the messengers
And We sent them Our Signs, but they continued to turn away from them
And they cut out large houses out of the mountains, (trying to become safe and) secure
But the blast (explosion) overtook them on, early in the morning
And what they had (built with so much care and) done was of no use to them
And We did not create the heavens and the earth, and all between them, except for just ends and the (final) Hour is surely coming. So, overlook (their faults) with kind forgiveness
Surely! Your Lord is the Master-Creator (Al-Khaliq), All Knowing (Aleem)
And We have blessed upon you (O Prophet) the Seven often repeated (verses, the Ayat of Sura 1 in Surath Al-Fatiha) and Quran, the Great (Book)
Do not (longingly) look with your eyes at what We have gifted some of their groups, and do not feel sad for them: But lower your arm (in respect and kindness) to the believers
And say: "I am indeed he who warns openly and without uncertainty,"&mdash
(Anger) as We have sent down on those who have divided (the Word of Allah in parts as they please)&mdash
(Also on those who) have made the Quran into tiny sections (to accept or reject as they please)
Therefore, by your Lord, surely, We will call them to account
For all of what they used to do
Therefore explain openly what you are commanded, and turn away from those idolaters (who join false gods with Allah)
Because We are enough for you against those who show contempt and mock&mdash
Those who take up another god with Allah, but soon they will come to know (the Truth)
Indeed, We know how your breast (heart) becomes tight (and feels sad) at what they say
So, celebrate the Praise of your Lord, and be of those who prostrate themselves in sincere love (for Allah)
And worship your Lord till the Hour that is certain (death), comes to you