the Revelation of this Book is from Allah; The Almighty, (Al-Aziz, the One Exalted in Power), the All Wise (Al-Hakeem)
Surely, it is We Who have revealed (and made known) the Book to you in Truth: So, worship Allah, giving Him (your) sincere love and prayer
Surely, for Allah Alone is the truest religion (of love, worship and sincerity). But those who take for protectors other than Allah, (say): "We only worship them so that they may bring us closer to Allah." Truly Allah will judge between them where they differ. But Allah does not guide him who is a liar and ungrateful
If Allah had wished to take to Himself a son, He could have chosen whomever He pleased from those He creates: But Glory be to Him! (He is above such things.) He is Allah, the (Single) One (Al-Wah'id), the Compelling, (Al-Qahhar, Overpowering
He has created the heavens and the earth in truth (and in proper proportions): He makes the night reach into the day, and makes the day reach into the night: He has subjected the sun and the moon follow (His law): Each one follows a path for a certain (preset) time. Verily, is He not the (One) Exalted in Power (Al-Aziz)— The Often Forgiving (Al-Ghafa’r)
He created (all of) you from a single person, then created, his mate of a similar nature; And He has sent down for you eight heads of cattle in (four) pairs (of sheep, goats, oxen and camels); He makes you in the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation (in stages one after another), in three covers (trimesters) of darkness. Such is Allah, your Lord (and Cherisher). To Him belongs (all) kingdom. There is no god but He: Why, then are you turned away (from Him)
If you reject, Allah, surely (He) does not have any need of you; But He does not like the thankless from His servants. And if you are thankful, He is pleased with you. No (human being who is a) bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another (human being). Then to your Lord is your Return, in the end, when He will tell you the truth of all that you did (in this life). Verily, He knows well all that is in (everyone's) hearts
And when some trouble comes to man; He cries to his Lord, turning to Him (the Lord) by feeling sorry for what he has done: But when He gives him (the man, a gift) of Mercy from Himself, (man) forgets what he cried and prayed for before, and he sets up rivals to Allah, so as to mislead others from His (Allah’s) Path. Say (to such people): "Enjoy your disbelief for some time: Surely, you are from the companions of the Fire!"
Is one who is obedient (to Allah) with love and sincerity in the hours of the night prostrating himself or standing (up in love and admiration), who pays attention to the Hereafter, and who places his hope in the Mercy of his Lord, (like one who does not)? Say: "Are those equal, those who know and those who do not know?" It is those who have understanding that receive guidance
Say: "O you my (people!) Servants who believe! Fear your Lord, for those who do good in this world, (the Reward) is good. Spacious is Allah’s earth! Those who patiently work hard will truly receive a reward without measure!"
Say: "Surely, I am commanded to worship Allah with all my sincere love, servitude and prayer (to Him)
"And I am commanded to be the first of those who bow to Allah in Islam."
Say: "If I disobeyed my Lord, I would truly have fear of the penalty of a Mighty Day."
Say: "It is Allah Alone (Whom) I worship, with all my sincere love, servitude and payer (to Him)
"So you worship whatever you will besides Him." Say: "Truly, those in loss (now) are those who (will) lose their own souls and their people on the Day of Judgment: Verily! That is truly the (greatest and) real Loss!"
They shall have layers of Fire over them, and layers (of Fire) below them: With this, Allah does warn His servants: "Oh My Servants! Then you fear Me!"
Those who avoid evil— And do not fall into its worship— And turn to Allah (in repentance), for them are the glad tidings and good news so announce the good news to My servants&mdash
Those who listen to the Word, and follow the best (meaning) in it: Those are the ones whom Allah has guided, and those are the ones blessed with understanding
Then, is the one against whom the judgment of punishment is justly due (equal to one who avoids evil)? Then, would you save one who is in the Fire
But the high palaces (to live in) have been built one above another, for those who fear their Lord; Beneath them rivers (of joy) flow: (This is) the Promise of Allah, and He never fails in (His) Promise
Do you not see that Allah sends down rain from the sky, and leads it (the rain water) through springs in the earth? Then from it, He makes produce of various colors to grow: Then it fades (due to lack of water): (And) you will see it grow yellow; Then He makes it dry up and fall down. Truly, in this, there is a Message to remember for men of understanding
Is one whose breast Allah has opened to Islam, so that he has received the Light from his Lord, (not better than one whose heart is in disbelief)? (There is) grief for those whose hearts are hardened against saying the Praises of Allah! They are clearly walking about in error
Allah has sent down (from time to time) the Most Beautiful Message, in the form of a Book, (the Scripture, this Quran) true within (and to) itself, (always) repeating (its teaching): The skins of those who fear their Lord shiver and tremble by (reading and hearing) it; Then their skins and their hearts soften by to the remembrance of Allah. Like this is the Guidance of Allah. He guides like this whom He pleases, but no one can guide those whom Allah leaves to wander about
Then, is the one who has to fear the hurt of the penalty on the Day of Judgment (and receive it) on his face, (like one who is safe from it)? And it will be said to the wrongdoers: "You taste (the fruits of) what you earned!"
(There were) those who rejected (the Message) before them and so (for them) the punishment came to them from directions they did not expect
So, Allah gave them a taste of hurt (and disgrace) in the present life, but the punishment of the Hereafter is greater, if they only knew
And indeed, in this Quran, We have put forth every kind of similar (and meaningful) story for men in order that they may be informed (and warned)
(It is purely) a Quran in Arabic, without any (dishonesty or) crookedness in it: In order that they (those who read) may protect (themselves) against evil
Allah puts forth a parable (the story with meaning and guidance in it)— A slave belonging to many different partners, (false gods) disputing with one another and a slave belonging only to one master : Are those two equal in comparison? All the Praises (and thanks) be to Allah! But most of them do not know
Truly, you will die (one day), and truly they will also die (one day)
Then in the End, you will (all) on the Day of Judgment, settle your disagreements in the Presence of your Lord
Then, who does more wrong than one who talks a lie about Allah, and rejects the Truth when it comes to him! Is Hell not the home for disbelievers (and blasphemous)
And he (the man) who says the Truth and he who restates (and supports) it— Such men are those who do right
They shall have all that they wish for, in the Presence of their Lord: That is the reward for those who do good
So that Allah will remove from them the evil of (the worst of) their deeds and give them their reward to suit the best of what they have done
Is not Allah enough for His servant? But they (the wrongdoers) try to frighten you with other (gods) besides Him! And whom Allah leaves to wander, for him, there can be no guid
And those whom Allah guides, for him there can be no one who can take them away (from the Straight Path). Is not Allah Supreme in Power (Aziz), Imposer of Retribution (Muntaqim)
And truly, if you are to ask them: "Who created the heavens and the earth?" Surely, they would say, "Allah." Say: "Do you see then? The things that you invoke besides Allah— If Allah gives me some penalty, can they remove His penalty? Or if He gives some mercy for me, can they keep back His mercy from?" Say: "Sufficient is Allah for me! In Him trust those who put their trust."
Say: "O my people! Do whatever you can: I will do (my part): But soon will you know&mdash
"To whom comes a penalty of dishonor, and upon whom will fall a penalty that stays forever."
Surely, We have revealed the Book to you in Truth, for (teaching the whole) mankind. Then, he who receives guidance helps his own soul: But he who wanders away hurts his own soul. You (O Prophet!) are not set over them as a trustee over them (for their affairs)
It is Allah, Who takes the souls at their death; And from those who do not die during their sleep (He takes as they sleep): Those for whom He has ordered death, He does not let (them to return to life), but He sends the others (to their bodies) for a length of time. Surely, in this, are (His) Signs for those who think
What! Do they take intercessors other than Allah? Say: "Even if they do not have any power whatever and (have) no intelligence?"
Say: "To Allah Only belongs every (right to grant) any intercession: To Him belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth: In the end, it is to Him that you shall be brought back."
And when (the Name of) Allah, the One and Only is mentioned, the hearts of those who do not believe in the hereafter are filled with disgust (and hate), and when (the false-gods) other than He are said, look, they are filled with joy
Say: "O Allah! Creator of the heavens and the earth! Knower of all that is hidden (Aa’lam-al-Ghaib), and all that is seen! It is You, Who will judge between Your Servants in those matters about which they have differed."
And those who did wrong had all that there is on earth, and as much more, (for no use) they would offer it to save (themselves) from the pain of the penalty on the Day of Judgment: But something will confront them from Allah, over which they could never have counted upon
And for the evils of their actions will confront them, and they will be (completely) surrounded by that which they used to mock at
When trouble comes to man, then he cries (and calls) to Us for help: When We give him a favor all by Ourselves, he says: "This has been given to me because of a certain knowledge (I have)!" No, but this is only a trial, but most of them do not understand
Verily, the (people) before them talked like this! But everything they did was of no use to them
So, the evil results of their actions overtook them. And for the wrongdoers of this (generation)— The evil results of their actions will (also) soon overtake them, and they will never be able to stop or escape (Our Plan)
Do they not know that Allah increases the things (He gives) or reduces them, for anybody whom He pleases? Surely, in this are Signs for those who believe
Say: "O servants (slaves of Allah, those) who have transgressed against their souls! Do not feel sad about the Mercy of Allah: For Allah forgives all sins: Truly, He is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem)
"And you turn to your Lord (in repentance) now and submit to His (Will), before the Penalty comes on you: And after that you shall not be helped
"And follow the best (of the paths) revealed to you from your Lord, before the penalty comes upon you— All of a sudden, when you are not aware!"&mdash
In case the soul should say: "Ah! I am in (deepest) sorrow because I neglected (my duty) to Allah, and (I) was among those who made fun!"&mdash
Or (in case) he should say: "If Allah had only guided me, then I should really have been with the righteous!"
Or when it sees the penalty (in case) it should say: "If only I had another chance, I should really be with those who do good!"
Yes verily, (the reply will be:) "But there came to you My Signs (verses), and you did reject them: You were proud (and haughty) and became one of those who rejected Faith!"
And on the Day of Judgment, you will see those who told lies against Allah their faces will be turned dark because of their lies and fabrication; Is it not in Hell, a home (shall be) for the arrogant and haughty
And Allah will deliver the righteous to their place of joy and success (and to peace): Evil shall touch them not, and they shall not grieve (or be sad)
Allah is Creator (Khaliq) of all things, and He is Guardian and the Trustee (Wakil) of all things
To Him, belong the keys of the heavens and of the earth: And those who reject the Signs of Allah— It is they who will be in loss
Say: "Is it that you order me to worship someone other than Allah?, O you! (Foolish ones) who do not know."
And indeed, it has already been revealed to you— Like it was (made known) to those before you— "If you were to join (gods with Allah), truly useless (and meaningless) will be your work (in life), and surely you will be with those who lose (every good)."
No! But Allah (Alone, you) worship, and be among those who give thanks
They have not made just estimate of Allah, like that which is due to Him: And on the Day of Judgment the whole of the earth will be held firmly by His hand, and the heavens will be rolled up in His right hand: Glory to Him! And He is high above the partners that they make up for Him
And the Trumpet will be blown (by Angel Israfil, and sounded loudly), when all that are in the heavens and on earth will be dizzy (and faint), except what will please Allah. Then will a second (Trumpet) one be sounded, when, look, they will be standing and looking
And the earth will shine with the Glory of its Lord: And the Record (of deeds) will be placed (open); And the prophets and the witnesses will be brought forward, and a fair decision made between them with truth and they will not be wronged (in the least)
And (the reward) of the actions of every soul will be paid in full; And (Allah) is All Aware (Aa’lam) of all that they do
And the unbelievers will be driven to Hell in groups; Till they arrive there, its gates will be opened. And the Keepers (of Hell, see 74.30) will say, "Did not the messengers come to you from yourselves telling you the Signs of your Lord, and warning you of your meeting (Allah) on this Day?" The answers will be: "Yes! But the Order of Punishment has been proved true against the unbelievers!"
It will be said (to them): "Enter you the gates of Hell, to live in there: And evil is (this) home of the haughty!"
And those who feared their Lord will be led to the Paradise (Garden) in groups: When they arrive there, and its gates will be opened; And the Keepers (of Paradise) will say: "Peace be upon you! Well have you done! You enter here to live in there forever."
And they will say: "All Praises (and thanks) be to Allah, Who has truly fulfilled His Promise to us, and has given us (this) land in return: We can live in the Garden like we will: How excellent a reward for those who work (righteously)!"
And you will see the angels surrounding the (Divine) Throne on all sides, glorifying the Praises to their Lord. (At Judgment) the Decision between them will be in (perfect) justice, and it will be said (from all sides), "All Praises (and thanks) be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds (Rab-Al-'Ala'meen)!" (See verse 1.1