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42:1  Ha Mim
42:2  Ain Sin Kaf
42:3  This way does Allah, the Almighty (Al-Aziz), the All Wise (Al-Hakeem), send Revelation to you (O Prophet!) as (Allah did) to those before you&mdash
42:4  To Him (Allah) belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth: And He is the Most High (Al-Ali’i), the Most Great (Al-Azeem)
42:5  The heavens (skies) are almost torn apart from their top (by His Glory): And the angels glorify (and perform) the Praises of their Lord, and ask pray for forgiveness for (all) beings on earth: Look! Surely, He is Allah, Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem)
42:6  And those who take as protectors others besides Him— Allah does watch over them, and you are not the one to decide their affairs
42:7  And, like this We have sent by Revelation to you an Arabic Quran; That you may warn the Mother of Cities (Makkah) and all around it (the City of Makkah)— And warn (them) of the Day of the Assembling, about which there is no doubt: (When) a party (some) will be in the Paradise (Gardens), and a party (some) in the blazing Fire
42:8  And if Allah had so willed, He could have made them all one people (and one nation); But He admits those He wills to His Mercy; And the wrongdoers will have no protector nor helper
42:9  Or, have they taken (for worship) protectors beside Him? But it is Allah— He is Alone, the Protector (Al-Wali) and it is He Who gives life to the dead (Hai’i): And it is He Who has Power (Khadir) over all things
42:10  And, in whatever (matters) which you differ, the decision about them is with Allah, (and) so is Allah, my Lord: In Him, I trust and to Him, I turn (in repentance)
42:11  (He is) the Originator (Fa’tir) of the heavens and the earth. He has made for you pairs (male and female), from (people) among yourselves, and (He has made) pairs among cattle: Also by this means does He create you: There is nothing whatever like Him, and He is the All Hearing (As-Sami') and sees All Seeing (Al-Baseer)
42:12  To Him belong the keys of the heavens and of the earth: He increases and reduces the livelihood of anyone He wills: Surely, He is the All Knowing (Al-Aleem) of every thing
42:13  The same religion has He established for you as the one which He brought to Nuh (Noah)— And that which We have revealed to you— And that which We brought to Ibrahim (Abraham), to Musa (Moses), and to Isa (Jesus): And that is, that you should remain steadfast in religion, and make no division within it: For those (people) who worship things other than Allah, the (Straight Way) to which you call them, is hard. Allah chooses to Himself those whom He pleases, and guides to Himself those who turn (to Him) in repentance
42:14  And they (to whom you call) became divided only after knowledge came to them— Through selfish transgression and envy between themselves. If it was not for a Word that reached them before from your Lord, (regarding) a period (for repentance) appointed, the matter would have been settled between them. And truly, those (the Jews and Christians) who have inherited the Book (of Message, Torah and Gospel) after them are in (uneasy and) suspicious doubt about it (the Quran)
42:15  Now then, for that (reason), call (them to the Faith), and stand firm, as you are commanded, nor you follow their vain desires; But say: "I believe in the Book which Allah has sent down; And I am commanded to judge justly between you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord: For us (is the responsibility for) our deeds, and for you (is the responsibility for) your deeds. There is no dispute between us and you. Allah will bring us together and to Him is (our) final return."
42:16  And those who dispute about Allah after He has been accepted— Their dispute is useless in the sight of their Lord: And upon them is Anger (from Allah), and for them will be a terrible penalty
42:17  It is Allah Who has sent down the Book in truth, and the Balance (to weigh human conduct). And what will make you realize that possibly the Hour (of Judgment) is close at hand
42:18  Only those who wish to hasten it do not believe in it: While, those who believe hold it in fear, and know that it is the very (eternal) Truth. Surely those who dispute concerning the Hour are far astray
42:19  Allah is Most Kind (Lateef) to His servants: He gives livelihood to whom He pleases: And He has All Powerful (Qhavi) and Ever-Almighty (Al-Aziz)
42:20  To any who desires the reward of the Hereafter, We give increase in his reward; And to any who desires the reward of this world, We grant a part of it, and he has no share in the Hereafter
42:21  Or, have they ‘partners’ (the false gods) who have established for them some religion without permission of Allah? If it had not been for the Word of Judgment, (permitting them some freedom of action) the matter would have been decided between them (at once). And surely, the wrongdoers will have a grievous penalty
42:22  You will see the wrongdoers in fear because of what they have earned, and of whatever (penalty) that must fall on them. But those who believe and work righteous deeds (will be) in the luxurious shadows in the Gardens. They shall have, before their Lord, all that they wished for. That will truly be the greatest reward (from Allah)
42:23  That is (the reward) about which Allah gives glad tidings (and good news) to His servants who believe and do righteous good deeds. Say: "No reward do I ask of you for this except to be kind to me in the love and kinship." And if anyone earns any good and righteous deeds, We shall give him an increase in the good (that he has earned in proper measure): Verily, Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Appreciative (Ash-Shukoor, of the service from His servants)
42:24  Or, do they say: "He has made up lies against Allah?" If Allah so willed, He could close up your heart. And Allah removes (false) pride, and proves the Truth by His Words. Verily, He knows well the secrets in all human breasts (hearts)
42:25  And He is the One Who accepts repentance (At-Tawwab) from His servants, and forgives sins, and He knows all that you do
42:26  And He hears those who believe and act righteously, and gives them increase of His Bounty: And as for the unbelievers there is a terrible penalty
42:27  If Allah increases what is given to His servants, they would indeed rebel and cross all bounds in the earth; But He sends (it) down in right measure as He pleases. Verily, He is All Aware (Khabir) of His servants, All Seer (Baseer, of what they do)
42:28  And He is the One Who sends down the rain (even) after (men) have despaired and given up any hope, and scatters His Mercy (far and wide). And He is the protector (Wali), Worthy of all Praise (Hameed)
42:29  And among His Signs is the Creation of the heavens and the earth, and the living creatures that He has spread in them: And He can gather them together when He wills
42:30  And whatever misfortune comes to you, it is because of the things your hands have done, and for many (of them) He pardons generously
42:31  And you cannot hinder (anything even a little bit while you are passing) through the earth; And you have none besides Allah— (Not) anyone to protect or to help
42:32  And among His Signs are the ships, running smoothly through the oceans, (tall) as mountains
42:33  If He so wills, He can stop the wind: Then would they become motionless on the back of the (seas). Surely, in this are Signs for everyone who patiently perseveres and is grateful
42:34  Or He can cause them (the winds) to perish because of the (evil) which (the men) have earned; And He does forgive much
42:35  And those who dispute about Our Signs, know that there is for them no way to escape
42:36  So, whatever you are given (here) is (only) a mere convenience of this life: But that which is with Allah is better and more lasting: (It is) for those who believe and put their trust in their Lord
42:37  And those who avoid the greater sins (crimes against humanity), and shameful (sexual) deeds and when they are angry, even then forgive
42:38  And those who answer the call of their Lord, and establish regular prayer; And who (conduct) their affairs by mutual consultation; Who spend out of what We bestow on them for living
42:39  And those who, when grave wrong is inflicted on them, (are not afraid but) help and defend themselves
42:40  The recompense for an injury (or evil) is an injury (or evil) equal to it (in degree): But if a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah: Verily He, (Allah) does not love those who do wrong
42:41  And indeed, if any do help and defend themselves after a wrong is (done) to them, against such (men) there is no cause of blame
42:42  The blame is only against those who hold back men with wrong-doing and haughtily cross bounds through land, defying right and justice: For such there will be a grievous penalty
42:43  And indeed whoever shows patience and forgiveness, that would truly be an act of bold will, (and resolution in the conduct of affairs) is truly recommended by Allah
42:44  For any (of those) whom Allah leaves astray, there is no protector after Him. You will see the wrongdoers, when the penalty is close; Saying: "Is there any way to come back?"
42:45  And you will see them being brought up for the (penalty) in a humble frame of mind because of (their) disgrace, (and) looking with a unsteady glance. And the believers will say: Verily, those (wrongdoers) are indeed in loss, (those) who have given to ruin themselves and those belonging to them on the Day of Judgment. Truly, the wrongdoers are in a lasting penalty
42:46  And no protectors (Wali) have they to help them, other than Allah. And for any (of those) whom Allah leaves to stray, there is no way (towards the Goal)
42:47  (You!) Answer the Call of your Lord, (O Mankind and jinns'), before there comes a Day on which there will be no putting back, because of (the command of) Allah! On that Day there will be no place of safety for you and there will be for you no way for denial (of your sins)
42:48  But if they (those who stray) then turn away, We have not sent you (O Prophet,) as a guard over them. Your duty is only to convey (the Message to them). And truly, when We give man a taste of a Mercy from Ourselves, he does feel very happy with it, but when some ill happens to him, on account of the deeds which his hands have sent forth, (or because of what he himself has done) then truly, is man ungrateful
42:49  To Allah belongs the Kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wants (and what He wills). He bestows female (children) upon whom He wills and bestows male (children) upon whom He wills according to His Will (and His plan)
42:50  Or He gives both males and females, and He leaves some whomever He wills, barren (without any children): Verily, He is full of knowledge and power
42:51  It is not fitting for a man that Allah should speak to him except by Revelation, or from behind a veil (or a curtain), or by sending of a messenger to reveal, with Allah’s permission, what Allah wills: For He is most High (Ali'i), Most Wise (Hakeem)
42:52  And thus have We by Our Command, sent Revelation to you (O Prophet): You did not know (before) what was Revelation, and what was Faith; But We have made the (Quran), a (Divine) Light, with this We guide such of Our servants as We will; And surely, you (O Prophet) do guide (men) to the Straight Path&mdash
42:53  The (Straight) Way of Allah, to Whom belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. Verily! (How) all things (and events) return back to Allah (for Judgment)