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25:1  Blessed be He who sent down the Discrimination to His servant that he might be unto the world a warner
25:2  whose is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and who has not taken to Himself a son, and who has no partner in His kingdom, and created everything, and then decreed it determinately
25:3  And they take beside Him gods who create not aught, but are themselves created, and cannot control for themselves harm or profit, and cannot control death, or life, or resurrection
25:4  And those who misbelieve say, 'This is nothing but a lie which he has forged, and another people hath helped him at it;' but they have wrought an injustice and a falsehood
25:5  And they say, 'Old folks' tales, which he has got written down while they are dictated to him morning and evening.
25:6  Say, 'He sent it down who knows the secret in the heavens and the earth; verily, He is ever forgiving, merciful!
25:7  And they say, 'What ails this prophet that he eats food and walks in the markets?- unless there be sent down to him an angel and be a warner with him ...
25:8  Or there be thrown to him a treasury or he have a garden to eat therefrom .... !' and the unjust say, 'Ye only follow an infatuated man.
25:9  See how they strike out for thee parables, and err, and cannot find a way
25:10  Blessed be He who, if He please, can make for thee better than that, gardens beneath which rivers flow, and can make for thee castles
25:11  Nay, but they call the Hour a lie; but we have prepared for those who call the Hour a lie a blaze
25:12  when it seizes them from a far-off place they shall hear its raging and roaring
25:13  and when they are thrown into a narrow place thereof, fastened together, they shall call there for destruction
25:14  Call not today for one destruction, but call, for many destructions
25:15  Say, 'Is that better or the garden of eternity which was promised to those who fear - which is ever for them a recompense and a retreat?
25:16  They shall have therein what they please, to dwell therein for aye: that is of thy Lord a promise to be demanded
25:17  And the day He shall gather them and what they served beside God, and He shall say, 'Was it ye who led my servants here astray, or did they err from the way?
25:18  They shall say, 'Celebrated be Thy praise, it was not befitting for us to take any patrons but Thee; but Thou didst give them and their fathers enjoyment until they forgot the Reminder and were a lost people!
25:19  And now have they proved you liars for what ye say, and they cannot ward off or help. And he of you who does wrong we will make him taste great torment
25:20  We have not sent before thee any messengers but that they ate food and walked in the markets; but we have made some of you a trial to others: will ye be patient? thy Lord doth ever look
25:21  And those who do not hope to meet us say, 'Unless the angels be sent down to us, or we see our Lord....!' They are too big with pride in their souls and they have exceeded with a great excess
25:22  The day they shall see the angels,- no glad tidings on that day for the sinners, and they shall say, 'It is rigorously forbidden!
25:23  And we will go on to the works which they have done, and make them like motes in a sunbeam scattered
25:24  The fellows of Paradise on that day shall be in a better abiding-place and a better noonday rest
25:25  The day the heavens shall be cleft asunder with the clouds, and the angels shall be sent down descending
25:26  The true kingdom on that day shall belong to the Merciful, and it shall be a hard day for the misbelievers
25:27  And the day when the unjust shall bite his hands and say, 'O, would that I had taken a way with the Apostle!
25:28  O, woe is me! would that I had not taken such a one for a friend now
25:29  for he did lead me astray from the Reminder after it had come to me, for Satan leaves man in the lurch!
25:30  The Apostle said, 'O my Lord! verily, my people have taken this Qur'an to be obsolete!
25:31  Thus have we made for every prophet an enemy from among the sinners; but thy Lord is good guide and helper enough
25:32  Those who misbelieve said, 'Unless the Qur'an be sent down to him all at once...!' - thus - that we may stablish thy heart therewith, did we reveal it piecemeal
25:33  Nor shall they come to thee with a parable without our bringing thee the truth and the best interpretation
25:34  They who shall be gathered upon their faces to hell,- these are in the worst place, and err most from the path
25:35  And we did give to Moses the Book, and place with him his brother Aaron as a minister
25:36  and we said, 'Go ye to the people who say our signs are lies, for we will destroy them with utter destruction.
25:37  And the people of Noah, when they said the apostles were liars, we drowned them, and we made them a sign for men; and we prepared for the unjust a grievous woe
25:38  And 'Ad and Thamud and the people of ar Rass, and many generations between them
25:39  For each one have we struck out parables, and each one have we ruined with utter ruin
25:40  Why, they have come past the cities which were rained on with an evil rain; have they not seen them?- nay, they do not hope to be raised up again
25:41  And when they saw thee they only took thee for a jest, 'Is this he whom God has sent as an apostle
25:42  he well-nigh leads us astray from our gods, had we not been patient about them.' But they shall know, when they see the torment, who errs most from the path
25:43  Dost thou consider him who takes his lusts for his god? wilt thou then be in charge over him
25:44  or dost thou reckon that most of them will hear or understand? they are only like the cattle, nay, they err more from the way
25:45  Hast thou not looked to thy Lord how He prolongs the shadow? but had He willed He would have made it stationary; then we make the sun a guide thereto
25:46  then we contract it towards us with an easy contraction
25:47  And He it is who made the night for a garment; and sleep for repose, and made the day for men to rise up again
25:48  And He it is who sent the winds with glad tidings before His mercy; and we send down from the heavens pure water
25:49  to quicken therewith the dead country, and to give it for drink to what we have created,- the cattle and many folk
25:50  We have turned it in various ways amongst them that they may remember; though most men refuse aught but to misbelieve
25:51  But, had we pleased, we would have sent in every city a warner
25:52  So obey not the unbelievers and fight strenuously with them in many a strenuous fight
25:53  He it is who has let loose the two seas, this one sweet and fresh, that one bitter and pungent, and has made between them a rigorous prohibition
25:54  And he it is who has created man from water, and has made for him blood relationship and marriage relationship; for thy Lord is mighty
25:55  Yet they worship beside God what can neither profit them nor harm them; but he who misbelieves in his Lord backs up (the devil)
25:56  We have only sent thee to give glad tidings and to warn
25:57  Say, 'I ask you not for it a hire unless one please to take unto his Lord a way.
25:58  And rely thou upon the Living One who dies not; and celebrate His praise, for He knows well enough about the thoughts of His servants
25:59  He who created the heavens and the earth, and what is between them, in six days, and then made for the throne; the Merciful One, ask concerning Him of One who is aware
25:60  And when it is said, ' Adore ye the Merciful!' they say, 'What is the Merciful? shall we adore what thou dost order us?' and it only increases their aversion
25:61  Blessed be He who placed in the heavens zodiacal signs, and placed therein the lamp and an illuminating moon
25:62  And He it is who made the night and the day alternating for him who desires to remember or who wishes to be thankful
25:63  And the servants of the Merciful are those who walk upon the earth lowly, and when the ignorant address them, say, 'Peace!
25:64  And those who pass the night adoring their Lord and standing
25:65  and those who say, 'O our Lord! turn from us the torment of hell; verily, its torments are persistent
25:66  verily, they are evil as an abode and a station.
25:67  And those who when they spend are neither extravagant nor miserly, but who ever take their stand between the two
25:68  and who call not upon another god with God; and kill not the soul which God has prohibited save deservedly; and do not commit fornication: for he who does that shall meet with a penalty
25:69  doubled for him shall be the torment on the resurrection day, and he shall be therein for aye despised
25:70  Save he who turns again and believes and does a righteous work; for, as to those, God will change their evil deeds to good, for God is ever forgiving, merciful
25:71  And he who turns again and does right, verily, he turns again to God repentant
25:72  And those who do not testify falsely; and when they pass by frivolous discourse, pass by it honourably
25:73  and those who when they are reminded of the signs of their Lord do not fall down thereat deaf and blind
25:74  and those who say, 'Our Lord! grant us from our wives and seed that which may cheer our eyes, and make us models to the pious!
25:75  These shall be rewarded with a high place for that they were patient: and they shall meet therein with salutation and peace,
25:76  to dwell therein for aye; a good abode and station shall it be
25:77  Say, 'My Lord cares not for you though you should not call (on Him); and ye have called (the Apostle) a liar, but it shall be (a punishment) which ye cannot shake off.